Joaquin Rains- Oct 3rd 2015

So humid the camera fogged when brought from inside Yacht A Fun

So humid the camera fogged when brought from inside Yacht A Fun

Diann and I had just returned to Hickory NC to take care of rental property needs when the NOAA Hurricane Center began posting information about the possibility of Joaquin coming to Southport NC where our Gemini sailing catamaran is currently based.

Given the need to secure Yacht A Fun and to monitor any possible hatch leaks- I had to return to Southport five days earlier than planned.

Fortunately Yacht A Fun’s hatches had only a couple of small drips reveal themselves in the pouring rains.

Saturday has been partly sunny with spotty showers. That has allowed me to take Zoey, our Pomeranian for a couple of nice dry walks.

This calm day has also allowed me to: finish an article, for the Hickory Daily Record newspaper, about the need for independent 3rd party Home Owner Association Reserve Fund Evaluations; submit a just completed article to Cruising Outpost about Marathon Florida; create a thumbnail caption sheet for the submission that will go next week to Cruising World about “A Month in Miami”; scrub mildew off the deck cushions (oops they hadn’t been checked in four months); and do a bit of blogging.

Unseen mildew had formed under, and between, the deck stacked cushions.  Today was a good time to scrub them.

Unseen mildew had formed under, and between, the deck stacked cushions. Today was a good time to scrub them.

Not too bad for a “storm day”. Boat Buddy, Bob on Dragon Fly, and I plan to visit the Old Warf section of Southport and listen to a couple of bands tonight. Hopefully Sunday’s forecasted rain will hold off until we get back.

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