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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2016, 10:24:31 PM »
Allure today on a mooring in Black Sound

Geez the panel looks big 😄
But....even overcast days like today keep things running...

Edit: kinda funny....
       Looking at the picture I know my water tank (at bow, 50 gallons) is
       Half full from the boats trim 😄
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2016, 04:52:32 AM »
How many knots does the solar panel add when sailing down wind?
I look for subtle places, beaches, riversides and the ocean's lazy tides.
I don't want to be in races, I'm just along for the ride.

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2016, 05:51:15 AM »
Must be good for at least half a knot 😄

Wonder if that would be legal in a race? 😳😳
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2016, 12:19:03 PM »
Not much has changed here...

Black sound pictures close to 11yrs apart

"Revival", my Ariel 26 in January 2006

"Allure", my 27 last week
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 10:26:06 AM »
Nice sunset last night!
After some windy n wet days....nice weather has returned
A 'super tide' this morning....water was close to the street when I walked in for the morning coffee and BS session with the boys
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 03:41:52 PM »
Been in Black Sound all week visiting
Was awakened at 5am daily by loud, guttural drum beats and chants. Seems a local Christmas tradition here with the blacks is a 5am march through town, beating the big drums, singing Christmas carols and wishing everyone well. It ends at various little restaurants that give out free breakfasts to the marchers.
Thought I'd drag my lazy butt off the boat and walk into town to join them saturday. Got up at 4am, took the dingy to shore and walked into town to the building they start from. Got there at 4:50, by 5:10, nobody was there so thought they might start late Saturday's. Sat alone in the dark until 6:10 (an hour n 20minutes) then walked down to where some local lads have coffee every morning. Got teased cuz they only do do the march week days 😄
First Christmas here seems to have a few surprises :-)

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2016, 06:48:24 PM »
I need to be there it was 20 Degrees here this morning and looks like about 15 for tonight dang I am tired of this already
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2016, 08:02:01 PM »
Had a nice broad reach up to Manjack today for a "Christmas tree decorating party"
Wonderful evening!! About 15 cruisers joined friends on their veranda for drinks, went in and finished decorating the tree, the more food and drinks again....only with music. 4 guitar players, 3 sang and a fiddler all jammed or took turns solo. Nice to see some old cruising friends and meet a couple of new ones too!!
A surprise was Jason and Anna....2 of the 3 young people in the picture of dinner at Annie and Neville's I had posted earlier were there! Cleared in 3 days ago. Great to see them!
An amazing, laid back "feel good" evening. Full stars on the dingy ride back to Allure and phosphorous sparkling in the wake kinda completed it all.
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2016, 09:09:19 PM »
Yeah, we are getting hammered too, but not sub zero- here's an excerpt from a meteorologist in Houston--

Temperature falls with the front are averaging 25-30 degrees in about an hour. Front will reach College Station between 1000-1100pm, metro Houston by midnight and blast off the coast by 200-300am

And yeah it did. Was 80 yesterday at about 4;00 was 34 this morning. With 35 mph winds
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2016, 06:59:29 AM »
Ya this is nuts, was 75 Saturday, this morning 7.

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2016, 07:25:20 AM »
Now......back to regularly scheduled programming on this thread 😄

Taken just now.....

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2016, 07:31:00 AM »
beautiful
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2016, 06:02:31 AM »
Enjoying your posts and photos Frank.  :)
Feeling a little warmer while up late/early on a -10F night, keeping the wood fires burning...

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2016, 10:14:35 AM »
It's been real cold up home too.
Some days were -25 with the windchill. Seems not too bad now.

After a few wind/rain days last week, it's beautiful here right through Christmas. I sailed back from Manjack this morning and just anchored out by the mailboat dock.

Pic is last nights sunset.
Every night is different....they never get old to me...
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2016, 06:36:23 AM »
 :) :) :) :)
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2016, 10:17:20 AM »
Up at 4am to make it in and do the Christmas carol-drum beat March with them at 5am this morning. Started with about 15 or so but more joined in as we passed houses until the group was around 40. They marched, beat drums and sang for a full hour! Felt neat to join in their tradition.
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2016, 03:53:28 PM »
you're living right!!!!
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2016, 05:56:35 PM »
Hay Frank
Just seen this today, but if your a football fan, i seen there is an collage bowl game in Nassau, the Bahamas Bowl, might sail over and enjoy something a bit different, know its a long shot, but it amused me, so thought i would mention it :)

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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2016, 10:16:32 AM »
They take football pretty seriously here!

I'm not much of a fan....but enjoy watching others get all wound up when a game is on tv during happy hour. Surprised there's not more fan heart attacks 😄😜
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Re: Allure 16/17
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2016, 05:12:19 PM »
Im not a big fan either, but i might go to the bowl game just to say i had went. would make for a fun story.