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DA BLUES November 23, 2009

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

My, my, my, my, my. It is getting that as many boats show up for this show as during the summer. Could be that it was a beautiful day with no wind until after lunch. It picked up to maybe 12-15 knots, but died off about dusk.

The air show was excellent as usual. It is held at Pensacola NAS and there are thousands of people that show up at the base to watch the air show and see the large static display.

Some friends of ours stopped by and we had a nice visit during some of the show. They left shortly before the Blues started to fly. The Blues start there show with the flight of their C130 called Fat Albert. This was the last time they took off with Jado assist. It was used for short runways, but the updated aircraft does not need the assist. Too bad. It was always impressive to she such a large lumbering plane take off at about 60 degrees up angle.

We had a nice sale home until we made the turn for the beach bridge. Then we wind was dead on the stern. This boat does not move fast on that angle and will roll back and forth for no reason. One should tack down wind like on a schooner. Yes one should, but I knew my martinis would be waiting after the boat was put to bed. I could have used the alcohol for medication for the no see’m bites by the time we had everything put away. A very nice day.



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