20 December 2011 | Coco Plum YC
Shirl/ warm 80
Merry Everything.... Christmas too. Greetings from the island of Vaca Key... well really we are part of Fox Key but Vaca Key, is larger and might show up on a map search and the small island I am on probably will not.
The photo was taken by a dear friend of mine. Thank you snoozer... you know who you are. ( He would not want his name in print. It is the way of the Keys....)
Also a special thank you and hugs to Sandy and John in Michigan who through modern Photo Shop skills touched up the photo. I am much better looking than the photo. They thought it a good idea to tone it down a little!! He he
The boat lettering is new... part of the logic of the photo. I just had to show it off. I spent months searcing for the font I wanted. The local boat lettering store, there is only one, could not offer me anything I liked. Thus I went to the internet and found some thing called p22 Alpha Roman. They purchased the font and now I can have more items lettered.
Why that font, it is as close as I could find to the printing that is on the Empress Taro card by Rider Waite. The deck served as inspriation, a symbol that helped name her. To me the boat is like the Empress card... part of her is initiative & action. Along with many other mother earth type skills.
For the boaters the anchor is a stern anchor , a Fortress tx 37 with chain rode. It is there as a break in case I need to stop in an emergency. The upright the anchor is attached to is part of the davits. In fact I am sitting on part of the chain... the mizzen pushed off to the side.