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BLUES FALL SHOW November 21, 2008

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

Our company arrived Thursday afternoon and because of the tides being at the extreme, we left the dock about 10 PM. The weather was beautiful, not cold and with a moon 2 days past full. We sat up to late, talked to much and drank to much. It was a good evening.

Friday was started cloudy and then cleared and was windless. We headed over to the Naval Air Station for the air show. We anchored off the light house and watch the Blues perform. The show was excellent as usual.

After the show we went around to Ft Mcrae to anchor. It was more crowded than I have ever seen. We had a group of three boats come in and anchored fore and aft and to close for me to swing. Even talked to them when they first came in, but they did not care. Their forward anchors were on either side of a boat anchored close to the shore. He talked to them about blocking him in, but again they did not care. They were from Alabama, one of those state with a boat drivers license. I shall say nothing more, but I did leave the anchorage about 11 PM because of the tide change. It was a good move because the wind changed about 4 AM and started blowing about 30 kts. When I re-anchored I put out a lot of scope. We slept well.

Saturday was windy. We watched the air show from our anchorage and got underway about a ½ hour before the Blues flew. We were in the Pensacola land cut area for the show. Moving through, we were in the best spots for the entire show. We continued towards home and had to anchor outside the entrance to our cannels till about 11:30 PM waiting for the tide to come up. Made it in without any problems.

The sister-in-law, her husband, their daughter and her husband were a wonderful group to have on board for 3 days. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed sharing the Blues with them.

Then there is my beloved. The Blues greatest fan. In the last 10 years, we have missed 1 show. She is always excited to see them and does not care what people think of her jumping up and down, waving and hollering at them. She enjoys.



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