Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
A little over two weeks until the fall cruise so I'm watching the weather a little bit more closely now. As predicted, late August and early September are busy times in the tropics.
I would like to show you a photograph of gear organized for the sail on Chesapeake Bay but I'm not that organized yet. Just setting stuff out right now. There you seem my REI hat, spare am/fm/weather radio, notebook and log book, a couple books for reading and the stuff sac for my old sleeping bag (probably won't use that as I've got a new 30 degree bag that is a little larger than the old one).
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for the people of the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Laura has been upgraded to Category Four after tying a record for the most rapid intensification for Gulf of Mexico hurricanes. There are warnings for an "unsurvivable" storm surge of 20 feet that could reach 30 miles inland. Katrina, Rita, Harvey, haven't these folks had enough? Be safe.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Atlantic hurricane activity has briefly paused following the unwelcome onslaught of Hurricane Isaias along the East Coast. Conditions look unfavorable for storms over the Atlantic for the next week and a half or so, but that respite won’t last long. There are indications that an active or even hyperactive period of cyclone activity is possible from late August into early September, when atmospheric ingredients will team up in a disconcerting way.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
I came across this chart that shows Virginia is rocking it when it comes to wearing masks. Very glad to see it. That is me, below, wearing a mask and face shield before a session of model boat building with inner city kids. Mask and face shield. It kinda works for me, don't you think?