New Years gale and why did I do that?
01 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
Cloudy, windy, raw day.
Today was, and still is, a raw, windy day. Gale force winds tonight and tomorrow. When the wind is this high, it whistles and howls in the boats masts and rigging, which greatly adds to the effect. I am in the second best spot in the marina, but it is still a bit rough. Boats on the next two docks are really bobbing around. The boat in front of me had its genoa cover ripped badly by Hurricane Irma even though it had a line wrapped tightly all around the sail and head stay. This wind is tearing at what is left, trying to finish the job. Another comforting noise. Freezing temperatures (low 30s) are predicted here later this week. Sue says there may be snow flurries in central Florida Wednesday and made it clear she holds me responsible for that - I brought this down upon them. I guess friendship only goes so far ...
Just in case the day wasn’t bad enough, I decided to stand outside in the screened in porch and watch the Michigan football game. The game was in Tampa, so it was just like being there, and explained why the stadium was empty. This is not Florida weather, but is as close as they get to winter. I’ve decided not to give the actual temperature for today, because those folks shivering in subzero temperatures would fall down laughing, and I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting hurt.
Happy New Year!