Thursday, January 21, 2010 | Author: Jacob
This year has been quite unusual with a quick succession of lows coming down the Pacific coast. Unfortunately for us these lows started just as we found ourselves mentally and physically ready to make our next push over to mainland and South. We are practicing our patience (along with pretty much every sailor within 500 miles), but I would characterize our success as only mixed (as evidenced by our finding it possible to get in arguments over the concept of 'implication' and the role of 'intent' in communication and culpability).

Every morning we listen to two nets and get 9 weather emails...it's not really helping.

A big piece of the puzzle is what your tolerance level is. 20 knots (above) would be okay, but this is supposedly going to be accompanied by 7-10ft seas at 5 seconds (nasty). Also, ask another couple weather sources and the above 20kts is really 30kts...

Come on Pacific High! We're all rooting for you!
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7 comments:

On January 22, 2010 at 12:03 AM , Doug and Carla Scott said...

I know, we feel for you and all of our buddies that are trying to cross the Sea.

Maybe it is time for another crawl - how about Taco's this time?

Sail safe!

 
On January 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM , shawn and chris said...

I am here to remind you to enjoy every moment of your time on Pisces! Even through the frustrations. You never know when you will be missing it. I speak of course from personal experience. xoxoxo shawn

 
On January 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous said...

I feel extremely sorry for you poor people, really. And I say so while looking out of my window in Holland, watching the snow flying. Did I mention feeling sorry for you?

 
On January 23, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Jason said...

This is a sure sign from the weather gods that s/v Pisces is meant to head north. Hehehe... :)

 
On January 24, 2010 at 7:47 AM , Anonymous said...

Those arguments sound like typical Reed discussions. Don't you have them all the time anyway????

D

 
On January 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM , Jacob said...

RDV, we're not complaining, just talking about one of the facts of cruising. It's not easy to be pinned in one place waiting for weather...I can assure you that the 'margaritas on the beach' image of cruising is frequently wide of the mark.

That's great that you are in Holland, winter must be beautiful, enjoy it!

 
On January 24, 2010 at 10:37 AM , Anonymous said...

Hi Jacob

I know your not complaining and I have (at least partly) been joking, as I happen to know a bit of cruising myself (a year in NZ, among other trips). For a lot of boats 'worldwide cruising' means the same as 'making worldwide repairs'.

But to get serious; let's trade places for a few months... :-)

Enjoy your cruising, Jacob!