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IT WAS A GREAT NEW YEARS January 5, 2015

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

We had the open house and it went very well. There were fireworks at the Dockyard at midnight, and we decided to watch them from a friends boat. It sounded like a better idea then battling crowds to see the display. Good call. The fireworks did not last 10 minutes. I do not even think there was a Grand Finale. More fun was had on the friends boat.

New Years day some friends from Pensacola came for lunch at The Admiral’s Inn at the Dock Yard. They arrived on a cruise ship. The restaurant as very picturesque. A nice location to see old friends and catch up on their lives. Pictures of all the above are on facebook.

We are still in Falmouth Harbor. We are having our second session of Christmas Winds. The wind is steady in the low 20’s with gusts in the 26-27 range and that is in the harbor. Outside, the seas are running 6-10 feet. Tomorrow it is suppose to start settling down. We want to go to a harbor north of here about three hours away. Some friends left for there today and that’s is where I got the sea state report. We have a couple items that we could not get till tomorrow. Therefore we will not leave till Wednesday Morning. It was OK, it allowed me, today, to top off the fuel.

Tomorrow we get to run around and pick up supplies and get the boat ready to sail. That will be good, we have sat for 2 weeks and I got cabin fever. Got to move on.

Been having trouble with the water maker running at about 63% of designed capacity. Ran tests Saturday and have some theories of what the problem may be. Talked to the local service man and have to send him our results. We also have to send the manufacturer the results and see what they suggest. Always something.

Have a Great New Year



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