The vagaries of late fall weather has made November and thus far December one of the driest on record. The temps have been normal for this time of year: in the 40s daytime and high 30s or 40s nightime. Dry cold makes it is easier to stay comfortable, though condensation is a challenge in SWALLOW's … Continue reading Dockside
Again!! SWALLOW drug her anchor even after I felt it was very well set - backed down and the bow swung strongly to the anchor. A few hours later strong gusts came up and after about an hour of this I noticed the mast of another boat where it shouldn't have been. SWALLOW had moved … Continue reading Drag …
Puget Sound winds during the 'boating season', mid-May through early September, are usually light and fairly consistent in their strength. The wind direction is consistent in that the direction is dictated by channels - the Sound being a large fjord. Over the past few weeks the winds have become more erratic in direction and gusty. … Continue reading Winter wind
Damn it is cold for this time of year! A year ago I was doing touch-up paint and varnish on SWALLOW. This year it has been overcast, chilly-to-cold, and rainy. This unseasonably chilly and wet pattern starting in the late spring and really never changed. Yes it was warmer in August but not the usual … Continue reading Bundled up
Hello all. It has been a few weeks, almost two months, since the last update. Reason - not much to update upon as Momma Kitty and I are still away from SWALLOW. We have been land traveling visiting friends and family. If you are interested in the details of my land travels check … Continue reading What’s happening?
Being on a boat means being aware of weather under way and at a moorage. Each morning and evening I listen to the weather radio for the forecast and observations. Summer weather is very consistent in the Salish Sea (Gulf and San Juan Islands and Puget Sound). If there is wind, and usually from the … Continue reading Weather awareness