Just a quick note…
As this weekend begins, I'm sitting here watching a couple more storms develop and I just wish they would go to the north Atlantic and just go away. It doesn't look like the case this time.
I do have to report that MN is feeling pretty good weather wise. The temps have been in the low to mid 80's and in the upper 50's and low 60's for the lows. Kind of like Florida in the winter…
Last week I had the pleasure of sailing on Lake Minitonka with Mike and Barb, some good friends here in the cities.
Well at least from our neck of the sea…
Well here she comes…
Wink 5 has a video for you at the following link:
I have a bunch of other models, but you need passwords to view them, but you'll be able to see what's going on from the two links above.
As long as the power is on, you can check out a web cam of Fort Myers Beach at the link below:
So there you go… Capt. Ron has battened down the hatches, protected the sails, put the dingy in the garage and bounced from marina to marina today to make sure that a few other boats are in a safe position for the blow tonight. Thanks Ron.
May everyone be safe and blessed during this storm, no matter where they are in Florida.
Tomorrow, I'm going sailing with a friend of mine here on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. We have a great forecast and I'll be doing a segment for my new podcast that will be up and running on the site soon. Watch for the link. It will be a sporadic podcast and cover a lot of interesting people, sailors and places that may be of interest to you travelers out there looking for different things to do.
Send your energy to everyone in Florida and the connecting states where we are going to be dealing with wind and water for the next couple of days. We thank you.
Capt. Paul West
It's just that time of year. I like to keep any eye out for the occasional storm that may be tracking it's way across the Atlantic.
They go as fast as they come and that's what we all hope for. If they do develop into anything than let them shoot north, into cold water and then just go away.
I have refrigeration! Again! I'd put up a post about having a real problem with my refrigeration. Thought it was fixed, again. It ended up to be a motherboard. $500.00 later, I have popsicles in the freezer and the beer is cold.
Captain Ron had a charter last Friday and Saturday. Great folks from the get go. A pleasure to set up the charter. Good communication. Fun and easy to talk with. I wish they all could be this way. Thank you Michelle.
As you can see in the shot to the left, everyone had a smile. It was good family time and from what Ron said, they chilled out and enjoyed the ride.
As I was in Minnesota while this charter was going on, I watched his weather very closely on the 4 different weather models that I watch to make sure all was well.
There were no reports, but the guy said he saw a sailboat come in under the bridge with a mast down that was close to my description. That didn't help my imagination.
You know I've had a hard time figuring out how to keep this blog up about the charter business while sitting in Minnesota getting ready to start the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. As most of you know I'm a professional magician, and have been for the past 34 years. I've been doing the MN faire for the past 19 years, so it's always good to get back here and do what I do… But this blog was set up for the adventures of sailing off the coast of Florida.
It’s a great day when you get asked to be a special part of someone’s birthday plans, but it’s even better when that person is a wonderful young lady that is turning 16.
Here’s a photo of Capt. Ron with the birthday girl to his right and her invited friends. Her brother was there as well as her Mom and Dad.