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February 2011 Blog Posts (10)

If it isn't one tack, it's another. . .

Boy, my mood has been changing like I'm racing on a light air, shifty course. First I am ecstatic with our ladies' team's performance this past Saturday. The first time on a different boat and we did awesome. Finally, after many, many days on the water, they are efficient with their jobs. It was great feeling to hear all the kudos from fellow sailors.

Second, I am depressed and crying again because when I crawl into bed there is no one to wake up and tell about my adventure. Remember,…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on February 28, 2011 at 4:24am — 1 Comment

President's Day Sailing....YEAH!

Wind on the intercoastal yesterday was AWESOME!!! 

 

Making speed up to 6 knots in the Owl, a great sail was had by all.  Wind shifted in the afternoon, and we sailed north back to the marina at exhilerating speed!!  It was one of those days that make you glad to be alive...no problems, just wind and sails and friends and later, adult beverages.  Can't forget those!  It was a spectacular day.

 

Saw lots of dolphins, diving ducks, along with a few pelicans.  It is…

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Added by Charlotte Wiggs on February 22, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Playing on the water.....

      Remember when you were a little kid and there was something so intriguing it dared you to break house rules to keep going?  And when mom said “no”, that lack of permission made you want it even more.  Then despite numerous pleadings of “oh mom, just one more time!”, your whining got you nothing.

     My attempts to barter with Mother Nature over the past few months for good sailing weather, just like when I tried to persuade mom to let me stay outside and play in the dead of…

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Added by Dani Carson on February 19, 2011 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

How I got a new pair of WM boat shoes for less than $10

     I took the day off yesterday to attend a concert in Houston that got cancelled so I decided to spend the day in my favorite hangout spot- Kemah, TX.  The weather was sunny and the temperature climbed into the 60’s by lunch.  I had been considering shopping for a new pair of boat shoes now that the 2011 sailing season is underway.  My current pair have seen better days, and I thought early spring might be the best time to upgrade to something I could actually be seen in a public…

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Added by Tim on February 17, 2011 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Land Adventures while traveling in the BEST SAILING STATE in the US!

I am traveling this week for work via land vehicle (i.e. automobile) to down near Miami.  No big deal, I do this once a year and it is a pleasant drive from O Town.  . 

 

I got the car packed up, then got on the road by 1:30 p.m.   At the point of NO RETURN on my way out of O Town, I figured out I forgot my cell phone...how about if I just leave my arm instead?  ARG!!!    I manage to calm down, and figure that I will do fine because I will have internet and can call the hubby…

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Added by Charlotte Wiggs on February 15, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments

My Book Available at Amazon

My BOOK, DESPAIR!

a fictionalized account of the ill-fated fourth voyage of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea (Christopher Columbus) is now available to download to your Kindle at:…

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Added by Richard on February 13, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

I'm so tired,,,,

Yet, I act as if researching names of folks I know on facebook and other links will bring me closer to my circumnavigation. It must be a need to connect with those I already know. Afterall I had a great day looking at a 42 foot trimaran and no one to share my experience with. Well, Sammy, my dog, is here. After a few tosses of her plastic, squeezey, shrieky dog bone, she curled up in her little bed. Then, there's Smokey the Bear, Danny's 54 year old snuggly who now shares my bed. He's a good…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on February 13, 2011 at 12:28am — 3 Comments

I'm so tired,,,,

Yet, I act as if researching names of folks I know on facebook and other links will bring me closer to my circumnavigation. It must be a need to connect with those I already know. Afterall I had a great day looking at a 42 foot trimaran and no one to share my experience with. Well, Sammy, my dog, is here. After a few tosses of her plastic, squeezey, shrieky dog bone, she curled up in her little bed. Then, there's Smokey the Bear, Danny's 54 year old snuggly who now shares my bed. He's a good…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on February 13, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

The best sailing months are here...

in the BEST sailing stae in the US...FLORIDA!!!  And hasn't the weather been great?  YEAH!!  There is a reason that we endure hurricane season in this state and NOW is one of the main ones! 

 

I hope everyone is having a great year, and sailing as much as possible.  I have had some engine problems (fuel filters had to be replaced) but…

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Added by Charlotte Wiggs on February 10, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments

EarthNC google earth chart overlay

If this is widespread knowledge, let me know and I'll delete it.

A great application for planning.

http://earthnc.com/chartviewer/

Added by Larry Wilson on February 3, 2011 at 10:58pm — No Comments

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