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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Few Things to Share

Hey all,

We slept peacefully last night with the winds almost calm.  Now the winds are out of the north and Hold Fast is doing her current against the wind dance.  We considered moving today but a pump failure and repair gone awry forced us to rest.  The epoxy repair on the pump should be ready to deal with in the morning.  I do not care if your boat is new or old, EVERYTHING breaks on a boat.  When the old pump quit yesterday, we figured no problem because we had a spare.  It was the brand new pump out of the box this morning that gave us trouble.  Oy!

We might move on tomorrow, preferably to the north end of Cumberland Island.  Hopefully the weather will not be too nasty during our travel. 

Myron said we need to use up our data on our phone plan by tonight.  What better way to chew up data bandwidth than with pictures?  I have a few here and the latest out on Picasa, the link on the right side of this blog.

Myron is a happy cappy, with a long spinnaker run on the Bahama banks:

Another tiny feathered friend joins us on the crossing and flew inside looking for bugs.  The little bitty thing is sitting atop a clothes pin.  Too difficult to identify the type of bird from the back end though!

This feathered friend just needed a perch (mizzen mast) for a few hours.  We believe it is in the gannet family.

As the day comes to an end and travelers are securing their boats for the night, I keep giggling about how people try to say "Fernandina Harbor Marina" three times real fast on the radio.  It is the little things in life.

Love to all,

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