Sunday, August 19, 2018

The time has come for a new adventure in life

Not sure what I am going to end up doing, but my current life is getting me down.  I need to take a break and the do something more in line with what I want to do for the next couple of years.

Tired of dealing with nonsense.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Full moon cruise on Big Bird

I grabbed all of the riff-raff from the marina again, went out for a midnight cruise in the moonlight!
 AB, pondering the moon...
 AB on the foredeck, Max is taking a nap on the cabin top...
 Moon on the water!
 Full moon fever!
 We were a ways off of the bridge...
AB, pointing at something....

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ian and Natty out for a sail!

It is a lot of work to get Ian out sailing, mostly because he is either working or out of town most of the time.  Finally did it.

We had a great run around Park Point, leaving in time to watch the sunset behind the hillside.  Still having enough light to see the logs floating off of Superior Entry, and the running up the harbor in the dark back to the dock.

My slip neighbor had a bird nest in his boom!

He forgot to put the cover over the end of his boom and once again he has birds in the boom, which means the boat has been spending a lot of time on the dock.

Quick sail, the thunderstorms missed!

We went for a quick sail for June 27th, sadly I have no regular pictures for Trump day's escape, but we went for a nice quick sail and then watched the thunderstorms start rolling in!  Hopefully this Wednesday we will get to go out for the concerts on the pier (the weather has been very iffy the last several Wednesdays).

Not much wind, but we got the sails up!

Purple flowers

My sister wanted me to get some pictures, I wasn't really satisfied with any of them, alas...

I know I could fix them in lightroom, but I am just not that ambitious today!

American Spirit run aground

The American Spirit missed the harbor exit and ran into the mud along the pier wall where it was stuck until the water levels rose a touch in the night and it was able to back off.

The boat suffered no damage, but the jokes were certainly flying!

 The boat ended up rather close to the wall!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

It has been chilly and windy, so painting it has been!

It is hard to find willing crew when the weather is cold and windy, no one wants to go sailing when it is fifty degrees outside.

It is comfortable enough in the marina though, and that means I can get my other projects worked on.  In this case I have been taking pictures and painting!

Here are some pictures of paintings, and also just some photos of adventures...
 North pier, night reflections.
 Copper Harbor, sunset
 Looking out the front hatch at the mast, stars jiggling around in th background.
 Ernie coming back fro a cruise.
Get those sails in!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sitting on the boat, staving off the chill.

Dear Minnesota,

Its June.

Act like it.

It is 52 degrees at 6:30 in the evening.  I am getting ready to switch to my heavier sweatshirt, or maybe my current sweatshirt over a fleece.

I need to move someplace warmer.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Memorial Day was also a Ka-Bob day!

It was a Monday, but not jut any Monday, it was a holiday Monday!  That means it was a sailing day!  Especially since the weather held out and it was not tropical warm, but it was not freezing, which for May in Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior is pretty damn good!  I took some pictures!

 Most of the crew!
 OMG!  a Beached Steve!
 Big Bird, lashed to the mast.
 Anchors out!
 Adam had the Otter hat!
 The crew!
Steve is not the only one who needs a little sun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The GFS is doing it again!

OK, after getting pretty damn close on predicting Alberto's development the GFS is showing another storm in the really long term forecast, actually two of them, one in the Pacific and another in the Gulf of Mexico.

Right now the models are showing a tropical storm landing near New Orleans on June 14th, and a cat 1 Hurricane churning out in the Pacific near Mexico (staying away from land) starting as a Tropical Storm on the 9th and peaking as a hurricane on the 11th of June.  Once again, these are the models for a week and a half to two weeks from now so there are many, many things that can change between now and then, but it is curious how well the models seems to be showing the development of these storms.  I will have to keep watching the models to see how it changes as time goes by.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Night photos, and thunderstorms!

Oh, playing with the camera out on the dock, and then from under the dodger in the lightning!

That European Cookie thing

I don't put cookies on your page, some of the ads might, the host might.  I always block the damn things personally.

Thanks, Jeff

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thunderstorm on the boat...

Sitting at the dock...

The sky is lit up like a 4th of July display!  You would not know it from the prevailing weather e have had at the marine (low sixties), but there is a ton of energy in the atmosphere as it has been in the high 80's low 90's everywhere but here.

Now the sun has gone away and the sky is ready to rip!  The radar is lit up like a Christmas tree, reds, oranges, yellows.  I am tracking down the leaks I need to fix, thankfully none of which are above my bed.

Th noise is not bad, as the lightning is mostly cloud to cloud, but I am sure if the wind switches that will change as well.  Outside temp is 52 degrees here.

I am going to sleep like a baby, you know, waking up screaming every couple of hours...


Saturday, May 26, 2018

First BBQ, ka-bob day!

Just motored around, there was enough wind, but I did not have a seasoned crew and it was safer to just motor about than to worry about having to to a man-overboard when the water temps are 40 degrees still.

The 40 degree water would also explain the stupid fog...  It was reasonably warm until that fog started in with the NE wind.

But I remembered my camera and as a result I have pictures!

 From the front...
 From the back...
 Heading back...