Next Up: Wind!

And in today’s headlines:

“Storm Bringing Winds, Rain, Flooding Threat”
“New Storm Batters Western Washington”
“We know November is usually stormy, but…”

Y’know, I never intended this to be a “weather blog.” Mother Nature has just made it impossible to not be riveted by her every action recently. Power is out in several places around the area (can I just giggle as I turn on the generator on my self-sufficient little boat?), winds are gusting to 70 mph, and flood watches remain in effect for today and tomorrow.

The galley sink actually talks to me during a good storm; there’s a gurgle/blurble sort of happy noise coming continuously from the drain as the waves lap against the boat. The exterior outlet is below the water line, so I’m a little surprised by all the commotion (doesn’t all the pressure sort of even out somewhere down there? Hydraulics will be my next field of study, I think). At any rate, I’ve decided to label it “happy noises” as opposed to “massively obnoxious noises.” I’ve definitely noticed that attitude is EVERYTHING when adapting to change. I don’t even mind the bilge pump every 2 minutes at night anymore. That too is a “happy noise.”

The heater is still giving us fits. Guy came out to fix it, and it did run for several hours (during which time I absolutely luxuriated in actual warmth – the hedonistic pleasure was phenomenal), but alas, 1:00 am came and the flame went out again. *sigh*

Hey, look outside, everybody! Whitecaps on the river! Wooo-HOOoooo!

4 Responses to “Next Up: Wind!”

  1. rob
    November 21, 2006 at 3:26 am #

    The River Thames id very similar in the rubbish stakes! I awpke outside Ckelsea harbour to find an Oak door securely wedged inbetween both my propellors and under the diving platform! worth remembering to check out that your props are clear before starting the engine/s particularily if you have had the tide approaching the boat from astearn. SIIATYTSE!

  2. Life Aboard
    November 18, 2006 at 8:59 am #

    Hi and thank you for posting a comment on my site! I am looking forward to reading yours and seeing all the photos. Looks like a nice boat, you’ve got there!

  3. Tim Zim
    November 16, 2006 at 5:34 am #

    HiLooks like you have your hands full.KJ is beautiful!T

  4. Anonymous
    November 15, 2006 at 7:48 pm #

    My you are getting a true taste of life semi-submerged. Oyi the wind! Yes we are getting blown about too. We just came out of the hot tub and I just got finished saying to Greig that we’d better put our glasses down as the lid was liable to flip over on top of us and not two minutes went by and it did just that. He’s weighted it down with a garbage bin full of water and the wind is blowing at us from the west too. Hang on Hester! Just wait until it gets cold and there are frosty docks and ice flows coming at you.Fun times, fun times!Tana