I hope all of the dads have the opportunity to spend at least a few minutes with their kids today.  My dad is in Southeast Texas and my son is traveling on business somewhere in the Central Plains.

Today is very bitter-sweet.  it is a special day to celebrate my dad, an incredible man who has been the topic of past posts.  But it is also the second anniversary of my mom’s death.  I love and miss them both.


Here’s the official report from the National Hurricane Center:

ABNT20 KNHC 141727

200 PM EDT SAT JUN 14 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of
Mexico:  Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during 
the next 5 days.

Forecaster Brennan

Locally we are enjoying the summer weather with heat indices of more than 100°F daily.  The daily highs are 88-89.  But 70% and higher humidity has the “feels like” temperatures in the 100s.  The morning lows are 78-79, so if feels very warm and muggy 24/7.  Combined with light easterly breezes (which are well blocked from the Florida Sea Base harbor) and it is hot, humid and still on the dock.  Yeah summer!!!


Summer weather brings summer program.  Arrivals seven days a week, luaus seven days a week, crews on shore leave seven days a week, sailors sailing seven days a week, divers diving seven days a week; what a machine.  Only 76 summer program days left.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

2 Responses to “HAPPY FATHERS DAY”

  1. Jay Burtis says:

    Steve, Sorry about your Mom’s passing. Happy Father’s Day to you. I have been following your blog for a few months now. It has been interesting to follow along with the day to day happenings. All about the weather!

    We have a crew of 20 arriving on Friday from Maryland for the SE adventure. We also have a crew of 8 headed to the US V.I. and they will arrive on Saturday. Our crews are excited and looking forward to their treks! We have been planning and preparing for 1-1/2 years or so.
    Jay Burtis
    Troop 706
    Glyndon, MD

  2. Steve Willis says:

    Thanks Jay. If you look back through previous years’ post you will see that I used to write about program. However, I have not had more than a few days this summer to observe program. We keep doing more and more with less and less and I am spending 12 hours a day in the office. Due to the nature of our business, weather watching is critical and that’s about all I have to put out there. Some of the captains have come to rely on my weather posts for longer range information. I hope the weather is cooperative for both of your crews. See you soon. SW

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