Good afternoon from the Florida Sea Base. Just hours after I made this morning’s post NOAA recognized another Invest system, 94L. We had Invest 92L last week and now 93L and 94L simultaneously. It looks like it will be and active season in the North Atlantic as predicted.
We certainly had an active day at the base. In the morning, Capt. Kim on S/V Rainbow Connection broke a steering cable and was towed in by Capt. Rich for repairs. This afternoon, Capt. Geoff was unable to start S/V Silent Harmony to return to the Florida Sea Base so Capt. Rich and I towed him in. Then one of the little sailboats blew out its mainsail and ran aground so Capt. Rich and I towed them back in. While we appreciate all of God’s gifts, including the wind, we are experiencing just a little too much wind currently. It will slow down to zero before long and we will be lamenting the lack of wind. So we do our best to take what we are given and make the best of it.
We received another load of sand for the volleyball court today. Added to yesterday’s delivery, the court is much better. If we get really lucky we might get one more load. We also received a third washer/dryer for the staff laundry. It’s not connected yet, but we are looking forward to the expansion.
That’s about all for right now. Tomorrow is my scheduled day off. I have a lot of personal projects that need my attention. I may not post tomorrow. If not, I will certainly be back at it on Sunday.
Aboard S/V Escape