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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Result of the Rain

19 February 2007
Very chilly! Last night's temp - 48 degrees according to Wunderground!
As a result of the major rainfall we experienced last week our Internet has been down for days! We've experienced a few blips of it being on only for it to fall right back into its "no connectivity" phrase. This happens after heavy rainfalls but not usually this extremely long!

So, there are a few things to catch up on...

1. This past weekend was our first choice for the voyage to our new home port of Boca Chica, just outside of Key West, as Monday was Washington's Birthday and Hal had the day off. On Friday we made the decision NOT to sail. Up to that point it had looked like a perfect weather window with the winds from the North. However, a Cold Front hove into view and we decided to remain in port as the winds were expected to be in the 30 - 40 knot range. Good Choice!!! Sunday the waters surrounding Key West had a Gale Warning posted. That would not have been a pleasant sail with a Gale on the nose and 50 degree weather and rain squalls to contend with too! We must be out of this marina on March 1 so expect news of a move soon!

2. You may recall Marianna and I did not attend Wyland's dedication of Wall #95 to Steve Irwin as we were rained in, for lack of a better term. We have passed the Wall since then and Wyland has not finished or signed it!!! Guy Harvey has his signature on the top above the manta rays but nowhere does Wyland's name appear. Also several sketched fish are still awaiting paint...therefore we conclude that the Wall is not finished yet! Expect a post full of pictures soon.

3. Dawn had a Field Day! We missed it - but you don't have too. Check it out, fabulous as usual and I'm so sorry we could not send our Tropical Warmth your way, Dawn, silly Internet - Aaargh!

4. Yesterday Nissa posted the Loveliness of Lent. Ash Wednesday is this week! Can you believe it? Time is certainly flying this year. For inspiration definitely check out Nissa's new blog, These Forty Days.
As she says: For the forty days of Lent, we'll be posting suggestions towards devotions, plain living, plain food, crafts and activities to do with your children, and beautiful thoughts about this season of fasting.

Marianna and I are debating, pancakes tomorrow or our traditional Seafood Caribbean Jambalaya?
Vessel Make/Model: 35' Coronado
Hailing Port: Boca Chica
Crew: Capt. Hal, Jennifer, and our daughter Marianna, a great photographer!
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S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen

Who: Capt. Hal, Jennifer, and our daughter Marianna, a great photographer!
Port: Boca Chica
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