Weatherunderground reminds me that it is time to start watching for tropical storms. It has been a quiet August for the mid-Atlantic area, but that might be changing with the appearance of 94L. Above is a map from Tropicaltidbits, a site I just came across. And below are a variety of computer runs from weatherunderground. The thinking right now is that this might be a Florida storm. When was the last time we had a hurricane and a national political convention in the same place? It could be interesting.
This time last year we started watching Hurricane Irene and that turned out of be a mess for Hatteras Island, the folks on the western shore of Pamlico Sound and states from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. I would not mind taking this year off from the storms.
We are also a little more than four weeks out from the fall trip over the top of the Delmarva peninsula so I've got to start checking gear and food supplies. Tonight I will order l.e.d. navigation lights from Duckworks. I have not needed navigation lights on Spartina in the past, but with all the commerical traffic on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, plus Delaware Bay, I think it would be a good idea to have them on board. We are generally anchored a couple of hours before dark, but you never know.
I've been buying food a little bit at a time and need to do a little survey of what I've picked up at the store. And I need to check on batteries, propane, spark plugs and oil.