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Barry Manilow? Eeeew! Totally un-cool on so many levels. Please keep those memories to yourself!
I really enjoyed reading Chris' (er, Labatt's) entry in his blog of that storm that blew though NY City over a week ago. I ran to the computer to check the local radar and noticed that the nasty reds and yellows of the high cloud tops were mostly south of us, out on the ocean off the coast of No Jersey. Presumably SV Pelican was about 40 - 50 nm south of NY Harbor when the proverbial **** hit the fan.
I enjoyed watching all the 100+ year old Red Oak trees sway in the winds that came through with an amazing lightning show. I estimated the gusts to be in the 40 to 50 range. I was kinda glad to be on land as I have been through at least one quick lightning storm while going through the East River a few years ago; it was really great to have a change of underwear and shorts after that experience. Actually, I went below and finished the remaining half sandwich I had not finished earlier. What else can you do? Someone is throwing 1 million volt darts at you and if they actually hit you, well, you need more then just clean underwear as if you are lucky you may be able to swim to shore; so eat, drink (a little) and be merry as you may need your strength. If you get to shore then you can make up for being abstemious.
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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