Sunday, December 20, 2009

It"s cold as hell!

One of our biggest concerns with keeping Blue in the water this winter is keeping her from freezing. We have installed two heaters, one in the salon and one in the engine compartment. Both are set to turn on at 40 degrees.

Blizard of 09

The main difference between this snow storm and all the others was this was the first one that Anna and I have had a boat in the water. High winds and heavy snow gave us a sleepless night. Up early in the morning to remove the ice from the boat, we felt like we were on deadliest catch. Much to our relief Blue once again showed us how tough she is.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I went for a walk on the docks the other day and saw that two great boats had come in to the harbor. The trawler looks like a boat that could go long as we like to say. She is an aluminum hull and looks very seaworthy. I tried to find the crew to ask them where they were headed but it has turned wicked cold here on the island and they were battened in. The other boat I recognise as the Black Dog from the Vineyard. This a old wooden schooner constructed of wood. Can you say Maintenance! During the summer these two boats would almost go unnoticed when compared to the mega yachts that occupy these slips. No Gray Poupon for these boats, these guys are mariners.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Trent Severen Waterway

A lot of people have asked us what part of the trip we are most looking forward to. So far I would have to say it is the time we will spend in Canada. This is the big Chute on the Trent Severen Waterway. I can not wait to watch Blue go over this railway.