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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wow, glad we were prepared for that big storm. Ony poor guy was in his dinghy returning to his boat when the winds arrived. MicMac danced around "like a ballerina" on her anchor (according to the sailor anchored behind us) when the winds jumped from 20 to 30-40 knots in one minute. A local restaurant clocked one gust at 50 knots. That was probably the one that sent everything on our table crashing to the floor as we heeled over. The excitement lasted for about 45 minutes, then the winds stayed around after the rain and lightning. NOT a good night for sleeping as the winds howled.
"What bliss to be in the cockpit with the sun and the warm breeze on one's skin, just watching the sea, and the sky, and the sails" -Sir Francis Chichester
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from your safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
"He who goes to sea for pleasure would go to Hell for a pastime." -Samuel Johnson
"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the wonders of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep" -Psalm 107