Monday, July 07, 2008

Day 24 (Sunday, July 6, 2008) by Mike

Sailing with Dummies (Hawaii to Alaska Edition)

Nothing broke today!

We motored during the early morning hours. Then the wind came up and we went fast for most of the day. Then we motored into the night. Blah, blah, blah. Nothing much interesting today. Did I mention that it’s cold here?

Temperature report:

Now, just looking at the numbers, it may not seem that frigid. And it’s not bad, when a person stays physically active. However, it’s difficult to stay physically active all day. Especially on a boat.

When you sit reading a book in a 61-degree room, several warm layers are required to keep from shivering. And reading in a 51-degree bedroom is almost impossible without getting chilled “to the bone.” Finally, after getting chilled “to the bone,” there is nowhere on the boat to go to warm up. Now you can see why I insist on whining about temperature. How is it in Oklahoma?

Bedroom: 50 degrees

Upstairs: 58 degrees

Outside: 48 degrees

Daily Cuisine:

Not a noteworthy day for eating either. Croissants, oatmeal cookies, brownies, bologna sandwich, eggs, grits, iced-tea were amongst today’s fares.

Fishing Report:

Another no-bite day.

Arts and Entertainment:

The piano has been played more the past few days. I’m not sure if it’s to entertain or to warm up.

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Maybe you should be drinking hot tea!

tricia said...

I don't know about Oklahoma, but driving from Breck to Manhattan saw a 61º-to-101º temperature change. Ick. I am a whiney pot, too. But I'll take cold, any day.