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Kurt's Blog – June 2010 Archive (4)

"Black Day" for the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Well, as we waited, the oil from the oil rig disaster hit the barrier islands off the gulf coast then, migrated inside and close to our harbors and wetlands. It is a sad week, and it will take years for this to resolve itself. The sailing/boating has come to a stop...as all our boats are boomed in the harbors,,,Many thanks for our Federal Government who really messed this up...., and it dosen't matter conserative or liberal, the damage is done because of in action by the folks… Continue

Added by Kurt on June 30, 2010 at 6:52pm — 9 Comments

Boating "you got to love it"

Ever wonder why we do what we do?? Boating that is, for me it the "rush" every time I can get the rail in the water on a broad reach..or trimming the sails to get that last half knot going to windward. And there are the times when things happen that you have no control over at all, like "lighting strikes". A couple of weeks ago, not sure when, lighting hit something near the harbor, and we all walked around saying "sure glad that didn't hit me", well wouldn't you know many of us were…

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Added by Kurt on June 27, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Great day on the Water

What a day for sailing,,,the wind was really honkin at two knots with gusts to four, boat was flying at 1.5 knots,,,,What a Rush,,,LOL,LOL, and did I mention it was "hot"....but....Any day on the water is a great day.....

Added by Kurt on June 20, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Some sad and scary times ahead..

Well, just got back from a week-off sailing to the east of Mississippi, to Pirates Cove, Alabama and areas around Pensacola Florida. It was sad, because we had to cut our cruise short by a week, due to the the threat of the oil looming in the gulf and headed our way. Figured that, at the start of Hurricane season, once they closed off all the booms along the coast we would not be able to get back and didn't want to leave the boat 90 miles away. Now the scary part, the oil has been spotted 6… Continue

Added by Kurt on June 1, 2010 at 6:45pm — 3 Comments

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