The air conditioner in our Cape Cod motel room has a cool display!…..that is not terribly sleep inducing. #FireTheIntern 😂
My Sweetie, first name Dee, sent the #Deebot in for repair. When she got it back she realized she forgot to remove its name tag my son had stuck on it 😱😂
I can sit here on my fat ass, dry as a bone, drinking #coffee listening live, to educated people explain what that little stalk-like thingy is at the bottom of the Midatlantic Ridge. I am humbled and amazed.
What a wonderful world we live in, if we can just choose to hang on to it.
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge looked incredible this evening from Coney Island Creek where I anchored my #sailboat
I’m anchored in Coney Island Creek, in New York. I had to sail in and anchor without the diesel because it’s fresh water pump bearings failed about 40 miles after I left Cape May NJ. #Sailing between container ships, barges and such disturbs my calm.
My wife is delivering a new water pump to me tomorrow. I hope I don’t drag anchor because of the severe storms moving through now.
One happy note, the solar panels on the back of the #sailboat kept up with the autopilot, running lights and GPS!
So everything was fine for 2 days and three nights. Then with only 40 miles remaining the wind went from dead calm to 25kts right on the nose. Seas built to 6ft.
The diesel fuel pickup tube kept clogging from some debris in the tank, causing the motor to die. The tiller pilot ripped its mount out of the deck. Shipping lanes, What a mess!
I made the Cape May inlet in the dark, the diesel died in the jetties. I managed to bleed the fuel system and restart in 1 minute. I got so damn lucky.
Last night was one of the toughest nights I have had #sailing in my #sailboat.
I’m in Cape May New Jersey, having put to sea from Beaufort North Carolina Monday afternoon. I still have my lucky hat!
I’m going to drink this beer and then I’ll elaborate. If I don’t come back that just means I had more beers. I can barely walk straight now and I’m sober.
I’m #sailing out of Beaufort North Carolina tomorrow heading for Norfolk, Hampton, Cape May or perhaps all the way to NYC.
The weather is a little rough, I’m a little scared, and the town is great, but it is starting to feel like the #HotelCalifornia here.
I look to John Augustus Shedd-
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.”
Time to #sail.
I wanted to send email with my hf radio and old linux laptop while #sailing
I used pat, ardop and rigctld from hamlib.
Not working. Is it ttyUSB0? Huh. Battery stopped charging. Jiggle connector.
Is ALSA fighting me? Is systemd starting stuff right? Stopped charging. Jiggle.
Is it a 32bit support thing? Jiggle jiggle
SMOKE!!! The power brick is melting! Throw it in the sink.
Hmmm. So now there’s a hardware problem
Trying to put the planet back together until we can dredge up a spare one
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