I apologize for not posting an update sooner.  We have one problem adult at the Florida Sea Base who essentially occupied my entire day.  Problem folks need love too so I’ve tried to be patient and understanding.  I think we have an understanding now.

Today is Paul Beal’s birthday.  Paul is the General Manager of the Florida Sea Base. This is about the 15th anniversary of his 39th birthday.  Happy Birthday boss!!!

The computer models are in better agreement this afternoon and forecast Alex to come ashore somewhere near Brownsville, Texas as a category one hurricane.  Unless something bizarre happens I will probably quit commenting on Alex and move on to other news.  The winds from Alex are expected to push the Deepwater Horizon oil north and west.  The Florida Sea Base should not have any weather or oil related worries from Alex.  But the season has only just begun and there will likely be more opportunities for severe weather to affect us before the season is over.

Locally, our winds may start subsiding around Thursday.  I may get to drive BSA Explorer tomorrow morning for a half day trip.  The good news would be that it’s always nice to get out of the office.  The bad news is that it’s still pretty rough out there and the trip will probably leave me with a day or two of intense pain in my bad leg.

I hope you had a great day.  More to come tomorrow.

Capt. Steve
Aboard S/V Escape

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