S/V Earendil

21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
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31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
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06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL

The Front is Here

07 April 2012 | The Marina at Emerald Bay, Great Exuma
Jill
Last night we got a bit of the pre-frontal weather. There was quite a bit of rain, some lightning and thunder, and a bit of wind. A boat came into the marina today that was anchored about 10 miles north of here. The crew said they got blasted with wind last night. We knew there were going to be scattered squalls with up to 50 knots of wind; one of them must have come over them.

The day was not bad, scattered clouds and building wind, but neither in excess. Bud put on his diving gear and tightened the zinc he had loosened in preparation for pulling the transmission. While he was there he also installed a second zinc on the shaft and cleaned the waterline. He also cleaned the opening for our knot meter, although he said that didn't really have much of any growth on it, so maybe all the times the knot meter was reading about a knot less than our speed over ground we did have the current with us. We'll have to keep watching it.

This afternoon there is a line of clouds right across the marina from east to west. That might well be the front itself. If so, it's not too strong a front. The wind is supposed to turn to the northeast tonight and build to 20 knots with gusts to 25. We won't be able to get out this marina entrance until the wind and waves subside. The grocery store and bank near the marina are both closed, so our plan is to wait until Wednesday when the marina sends a shuttle to town and leave on Thursday.

I took Fuzzy out after dinner to walk him and try to get a picture of the front over us. I stopped on the dock, which has a cement surface. Just as I was lifting the camera up for a shot, Fuzzy reached the end of his leash and the camera was jerked out of my hand. It fell on its corner on the cement. It came on for a second, but then shut off for good. The front panel has pulled away from the camera slightly and I can't get it back together. That camera has been in my pocket for most of this journey, and I am very sad that I finally managed to kill it. Fortunately, my old Kodak is still functional and I even had a battery for it, so I got the picture after all. I'll miss the Cannon, though.
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Vessel Name: Earendil
Vessel Make/Model: Norseman 447
Hailing Port: Wilson, New York USA
Crew: Bud Campbell & Jill Bebee
About: We are a newly retired couple about to embark for points south. Our crew includes our 14 year old toy poodle, Knaidel, better known as Fuzzy. He is a somewhat reluctant crew member, but would rather sail than stay without us.
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