Looking for a song that says “here was something in the air there always is in Boston” which I heard on a radio ad a long time ago. Didn’t fine the song… found the ad! It’s at 1:03… help me out people!
(this one’s for you s/v Smitty)
Whatever. I don’t know what it is , but it’s crappy. Last week it was supposed to rain a bit on Monday and pour on Tuesday. Great, an opportunity to witness a storm on Zoot Allures (which hasn’t happened yet… always miss them). Well, the skies opened on Monday and I went down on Tuesday and it was rainless. Foiled again! At least ol’ Zoot is squeaky clean. Plus half a bucket of rain water in the v-berth bilge from the chain locker (hmmm, maybe from the windlass switches, so I blue-tak’ed their perimeters).
Friday… cloudy and cold (not even 20C=68F). Time to break out the socks after 4 months. The swell was ridiculous. I couldn’t find my phone recharge cable, couldn’t find something else I cant remember right now, the ship clock was dead (showing 10:30 instead of 6) and the barometer showed a deviation I have never witnessed. W.T.F.!
Saturday was the same. Swell-y, dark and cold. I decided to jump ship. After closing the sea cocks Alex showed up (after missing for 3 weeks!). He hates the swell and told me to grab my stuff and join him on a ride to Perati Island which wouldn’t rock as much. Hey, my first ride on s/v Achilleas! Getting there the sea was absolutely stupid but Perati was fine. We ate, drank, napped and were back by dark. I got to do some tiller steering and am now totally convinced to renovate and install a tiller in Zoot Allures removing the wheel. Gonna be a project but, hey, what else am I gonna do all winter (except fix the motor and and..).
That was the highlight of the past 2 weeks. Sunday was a bit sunnier and warmer (not enough for a swim though). Are moorings got visited by Kostas and a couple of other boats… it was a great day for a sail but the pros reassured me it isn’t wise to go without a motor. D’OH!
This week I’ve been a bit under the weather and under-inspired to do anything… at all. I’m barely writing this post but the weather is gonna be sweet this weekend. So I’m heading out right NOW.
I’ll try to be a “good boy” and take some pics for y’all for next week. It’s amazing how the weather changes and “mal air” (as in malaria) can mess me up.
Stay shiny-ly tuned
Ps…. nahhh, I’m outahear!