I’m sorry for not posting anything for the past two days, but I have been on the road.  I woke up at 03:22 Friday and left the Florida Sea Base at 04:30 Friday for a doctor’s appointment north of Miami.  (Getting around Miami traffic in the morning is a killer.  You have two choices; get there too early or get there late.)  I finished with the doctor around 10:30 and hit the highway for Texas.  I drove until 20:00 and stopped in Pensacola, Florida.  I stayed at the Motel 6 for financial reasons.  It was old but clean.  The bed looked like the linens may not have been changed in a while.  Everything else was reasonable for the $37 I paid for a few hours sleep.

I was up by 04:30 Saturday and underway around 05:00.  I arrived in Midlothian, Texas at 16:30.

Capt. Rich and Capt. Carol returned from their Caribbean sailing adventure Thursday afternoon.  Friday was a work day for them and then Saturday they departed for a week long cruise with Richie and Capt. Rich’s mom.  I’m pretty sure they will be back to work on the 29th (Richie probably has to be back for school).

I frequently comment on Laura Kuras working on the regulator overhauls.  Here are two pictures of the parts laid out for just 12 of 84 regulators she has to complete.  This is a major undertaking.  [If you recall, Capt. Alex Bergstedt rebuilt over 200 regulators last year.]  CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

12 regulators awaiting reassembly.

A close-up view of some of the tiny parts.

That’s all for today.  The postings will be spotty for the next week or two but I will try to keep you informed of any significant issues.

Capt. Steve
In the Mother Country

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