Friday, July 11, 2008

Day 29 (Friday, July 11, 2008) by Mike

Sailing with Dummies (Hawaii to Alaska Edition)

Bulder Island is supposed to have lots of birds. I’m not sure how that would be any different from any of the islands we’ve seen so far. There are lots of birds on all the islands we’ve seen so far.

It took a couple of tries to set the anchor (we were experiencing a gale) but we finally got it down and set. It was early and dark and raining and foggy and very windy. We decided to wait until later in the day to go exploring.

Early afternoon in the afternoon we got a call on the radio. It was from some Nature Nazis staying on the island. They called to say “hi,” and let us know that “oh, by the way” we were not allowed on the island because we might disturb the wildlife. Of course, we inferred that their living on the island was supposed to have no impact on the wildlife. Right.

So we left. The weather was lousy anyway. Today’s score: Nature Freaks 1, The Minnow 0.

Temperature report:

Not much change. It’s not fair that I’m not getting used to the cold…

Bedroom: 50 degrees

Upstairs: 55 degrees

Outside: 46 degrees

Daily Cuisine:

Some bacon, some eggs, some biscuits, some sandwiches, some cereal (from underneath Melinda’s bed – she claimed for days that we were out of it).

Fishing Report:

Bob landed a 26’ kelp.

Arts and Entertainment:

Not much entertaining, and certainly nothing artistic today.

1 comment:

tricia said...

Somebody sounds grumpy...

We Kansans did our Saturday thusly:
Tricia: Quilt auction (A & E)
Paul: Pancake Ride (cycling 38 miles for pancakes)
Claire: Pancake Ride (much of the same)
Gillian: Soldered a bunch of computer cables for us, and is now going out to a Tour de France party
Graham: Long run: 13(?) miles

Dinner: Shell pasta stuffed w/ spinach, red peppers & garlic. Cantalope & cucumbers (compliments of Gillian's garden)

Entertainment: Mais oui!: Le Tour...

Temperature: no complaints, and no A/C today. 63º this morning...