Monday, January 16, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
January 1, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Sea Talk Failure – Check Connections
My how those words have haunted us for 2 days. Yesterday, we were going to get fuel and the navigation system went haywire. When we fired up the system the above message came on. We spent all day yesterday tracing connections to no avail, most of the evening talking about it, trying to logically figure out how it was configured as kirk did not do all the work. Some of the system was installed when we got the boat. Uh oh in case you did not know, if you do not put it in/on yourself you do not know what to look for when a problem occurs. PRAISE GOD this did not happen in the middle of the ocean. (always a positive side)
we did see some Bahamian sloops racing yesterday.
Cruisers mid night was 10 pm and some brave souls went out into the middle of the channel and shot off old flares. Today we got a report on what ones were good, what ones burned your hand, etc. since we are anchored furthest out on the anchorage we had the birds eye view of the flare demonstration. The boat had a red glow. There were also some sparklers on the beach. I had fallen asleep and the radio woke me up about the flares.
So far today we have been tracing wires and talking through set up. It rained last night and a storm blew in a while ago. I think that is rare for this area. Is kinda cloudy now which keeps the temp down which is lovely.
The friends we met in lucaya that lived in manhattan beach are coming back today from the states. Hope to see them today on the beach.