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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tropical Storm Julio

Here it comes!
Our first tropical storm of the season.
Oh yipee.It's been raining off and on since yesterday.
100% gray cloud cover.
And it's moving towards us from Cabo San Pucas, oops I mean Lucas.
I do that all the time...

Interesting computer paths.We will be checking weather all day.
And in between checking weather I am going to work a little this morning, then in the afternoon we have an "Apples to Apples Tournament" scheduled with "Capricorn Cat".
Gee - do we know how to have fun or what?

We also are going to take the sunshade - sunshade? There's no sun out there today! rainshade down, put out a few more docklines and prepare the panga tied next to us...
The panga has two wimpy docklines out and their bimini up.
And the boat on the other side of the panga has it's Conastoga wagon cover up.
Which might mysteriously disappear in 50 kt winds...
And show up on our boat.

Also, consider yourselves lucky.
A power surge caused by lightning took out our big computer the other day.
I haven't figured out how to load pictures from my camera to the laptop yet.
So I can't tantalize you with photos of raindrops...
Everyone say, "Oh yipee" at the same time now.

So here we kept "wishing for rain" and now we have it.


judith said...

That's weird Jolea and I were just going back and forth on my blog telling each other 'be careful what you wish for.'

That storm is moving around just like Fay did on the eastern side.

I miss that about living in South Texas... watching which way the storm was heading. We used to keep a laminated chart up of the Gulf so the kids could chart the storms all season. They would used different colored pens for TS or Hurricane.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

I wish for $1,000,000 US (which means I would get it in the form of an invoice from the IRS).
I wish to look and feel 30 again (which means I would get it in the form of bad haircut and a hangover).

Sounds like you taught your kids "Tropical Weather 101"!

judith said...

Proof again, that everything happens for a reason. We had no idea back in 1993 that Jolea would be making her living on the water when she grew up. We just lived close enough to the coast to be effected by the coastal weather.

My kids are also real good chart and may readers... they give good directions and rarely get lost. They know east from west when they are standing out in the open. They were meant to travel. Jeff leaves for Jolea's island on Wed. then a week later off to backpack Europe.