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SUNDAY BLUE’S WEEKEND July 17, 2008

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.
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Yea I love the Blue’s and want to see the show. Now the wife, that is a different story. She gets more excited about the Blue’s then anyone, especially her age. She listened to the weather forecast and gave us a non-negotiable schedule. Go out maybe a half hour before the show and watch the show and run home. The forecast was for storms about 20 minutes after the show. We did it according to plan. That was good I think.

The Blue’s were fantastic. One of the best shows we have seen and we have not missed a show in many years.

We got back to the slip and the boat put to bed when all hell broke loose again. Looking at the radar, it look just like Saturday. The lightning was more intense. There was a house hit about 100 yards from us that got the fire department out. There was a strike close enough to the boat to fry my HDTV and my VHF. I thought we had been hit. You run around looking at all the through hulls and mast step looking for holes in the boat. No holes, and everything was still on top of the mast. It must have hit one of the trees near the slip, even though I can not see any sign of a hit. The circuit breakers were tripped, in fact 1 was knocked loose from the box.

Scary times.

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