Monday, October 17, 2016

Topical — Ring Them Bells

Nothing to do with boats or cruising around.  Just a great Dylan tune performed nicely.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

While Matthew Was Marching Toward Us

Istaboa was in a shed being painted.

This morning, I sneaked into the paint building and got a glimpse of her. The experts at Hinckley were only able to do 3 coats of paint before the storm shut everything down. All the tenting and masking is still on, but despite that, it's easy to see she's going to be shiny and beautiful when they're done.

Pearl Gray is the chosen color. A shade lighter than her original color but not too far off.




Friday, October 7, 2016

Matthew Update

I think we're okay... at the house anyway.

 Canary Cam shot of the front yard. A little ragged, but we've obviously got power

Optimism and cynicism seems to have won out.
We're hoping the folks up north will be as lucky as we've been.

Now to check on the boat.

Cheers!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

North Palm Beach Marina — Live Stream

While it lasts, onSpot wifi provides a live video stream from NPBM.  Even in good weather, the Comcast broadband connection has always been spotty there — so expect outages.
Click this link > look down to the second window > Press play.
https://onspotwifi.com/services/marina-cams/

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sometimes Your Luck Runs Out

So to hedge our bet, this crew is going to spend a few days on the West Coast of Florida on a business trip.



Sarasota has always been one of our favorite places.



Luckily, (we hope)  Istaboa is high and dry, on the hard, at Hinckley Yachts in Port Salerno. She's inside a building, being painted as well as a sundry of other items being done to her.
We feel fortunate as we see the many boats at Old Port Cove scurrying around in order to find shelter. North Palm Beach Marina is full as I'm sure every other official Hurricane Hole in the area is.

This is a serious storm. We've never been forced to deal with such. So we're buttoning up our little house on Spearfish and crossing our fingers in hopes all will still be here when we return.

We're still clinging to both optimism and cynicism —  Maybe Matthew will head east — Maybe it's media hyperbole — But, maybe not.

Guess we'll know in a few days.

Wish us all luck, please.

In the left hand corner of this blog is our Old Port Cove Weather Station. This will be functional as long as there's power and internet. Real Time Weather for OPC.