Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday update

I don't think I got warm until today.

Underway on the Toad at 0830, took off for Beach Marine at full throttle and 20 gallons of gas. The skies were cloudy and there was a pesky North wind.

Arrived about an hour and a half later, refueled, discovered we used all the fuel getting to the intermediary stop. The 125 Mercury is a gas guzzler; If my car burned 20 gallons in 28 miles I would shoot it as a hazard to my economy!

Made it to St Augustine about an hour later, my best run to St Augustune, ever!

Our crew showed up and we had lunch, tied the Toad to the sailboat and got going. We could only do about six knots with a twenty knot wind holding us down.

I was wearing a jacket, t shirt and shorts. I was shivering when the sun disappeared, and we now had a tough time of it in the Intracoastal. We arrived at 2130 and I was frozen mackerel.

Got home at 2330 and think I finally thawed at 0800. Pictures later.


Buck said...

I hope the rescued provided the rescuer with sufficient antifreeze (read as: alcohol) to prevent a total freeze up!

You're a good man, Darryl.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

I had the day's single guinness at 2130, while waiting for the ride home at the dock. This trip was not as enjoyable, and actually seemed like work!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you needed the wetsuit and fins...oh yeh and an SH60? I would gladly take cold weather on the water duty than swivel chair and desk duty! Good work Bud!

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Thanks, Erik. Even though it was chilly out, the duty on a boat is infinitely better than an office.

But being a boat bum takes an swivel chair income to support the costs of beer and chips!