Archive for March, 2007

  • by strathy

    The recent post on my late night swimming episode generated a surprisingly large amount of discussion and comment. We were even contacted by a journalist who wanted to do an article on our unique life style here on the boat (we turned it down for reasons that I will expand on in another post.) What […]

  • by strathy

    Our neighbour just sent this picture and email to A. I won’t reveal who actually sent it, but she is my swim buddy. She went in last week… “Don’t worry [A…], I was keeping a look out, doing my best Baywatch imitation.”

  • by strathy

    Nothing like a late night swim to bring ones self face to face with ones own mortality. Last night the ice slabs were pounding the bow of the boat. Every ice slab contact is a boat shuddering, sledge hammer force that causes you to pause for a second to listen for the sound of running […]

  • by strathy

    I have dreams of sailing around the world on our Alberg 30. Here is a blog of people who are living my dream on their Alberg. Following is a beautiful, almost poetic quote from their site about crossing the Atlantic. It is difficult to describe what it is like out there. The water stretches out […]

  • by strathy

    Warning: completely off topic post here… My wife has recently upgraded and refreshed her scrapbooking blog. Check out the new design at www.scrapscene.com. Maybe leave her a comment telling her how great it looks. End of off topic post.

  • by strathy

    We woke up to -30 deg C this morning – possibly the coldest March 6 on record for Toronto. The ice flows stopped banging the hull somewhere around midnight as they froze together. Downtown Toronto appears to be floating on the surface of some mystical lake of steam. My truck barely growled to a start […]

  • by strathy

    What a night! We are exhausted – actually A. and I are – the boy slept through everything. The weather forcast was correct right up to the wind speed part – that’s where they really screwed up. The winds last night were over 50 knots (58 mph, 95 km/hr) for more than 5 hours. The […]

  • by strathy

    The weather forecast for today is: 100% chance of … SUCK! I took a weather forecasting course a couple of winters ago to add to my ‘black box.’ It was there that I came to the conclusion that the ‘science’ of weather casting is rather inexact. I mean, predicting the weather 24 hours out is […]




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