09 October 2014 | Port Aransas
Hot for October
This is Harvest Moon Regatta weekend and this harbor is expecting 170 guest boats for the weekend. As a local, so to speak, we get to watch as boats arrive from the same place from which we sailed last month. For some, it will be a duplicate course. Unlike our little passage, the weather promises to be better. Promises of good weather are often broken in the Gulf this time of year and past regattas have offered broken gear and bones when Neptune did not favor the endeavor. So, this weekend will see a thousand extra story telling liars to add to the ambience, especially if weather thumps the fleet.
Of our last posting "Butt Kicking", I omitted the fact that I also had to change a sea water pump impeller whilst being bludgeoned underway. It took twenty two minutes. That was not my best time but given the boat movements, at least I did not drop tools or screws in the effort.