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It looks like I am stuck here for a week! More Lows keep coming off the Great Lakes!

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An extension of your cruising season in the tropics, I 'll trade you the last ten days of the monsoon here, for one of those 9 buck beers..
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An extension of your cruising season in the tropics, I 'll trade you the last ten days of the monsoon here, for one of those 9 buck beers..
Its monsooning here too! Just started. Its not a bad thing as the Sahara dust has coated the boat.

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It looks like I am stuck here for a week! More Lows keep coming off the Great Lakes!
Weekly event through Sept now, I'm afraid. Not all are big wind/rain producers. Presume you need 5ish days for the last leg, which you'll find.

Try not to suffer aboard in Bermuda.


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It looks like I am stuck here for a week!
Stuck in Bermuda, oh the horror of it all

With a little work you would write this into a country or Jimmy Buffet song

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With a little work you would write this into a country or Jimmy Buffet song
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Watchin' the sun bake
All of those tourists covered in oil
Strummin' my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp hey they're beginnin' to boil

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Wastin' away again in Bermuda
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a storm to blame
But I know it's Chris Parker's fault

I don't know the reason
It's just hurricane season
Nothin' to show but a $10 beer
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How it got here I haven't a clue

Wastin' away again in Bermuda
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a storm to blame
But I know it's Chris Parker's damn fault
Yes and some people claim that there's a woman to blame
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I diverted to Bermuda arriving this morning. It wasn't an easy decision but theres lots of things in that decision that you will find interesting and some things you may find useful.

For a starter, its was a 220NM diversion to Bermuda which is 2 days motoring in the wrong direction... and refuling in Bermuda cost me $1.68 per LITRE!!!! ie x 3.78 per gallon. And I used 135 litres... anyway.

I have a screenshot of the chart plotter when I made the decision and I will post it tomorrow if I can aand you will see why I needed to make th decision.
I was working my way up into a 'block hole' where I had to cross the Gulf Stream at the same time as a cold Front pushed down by tha Great Lakes Low, and a few hours after Bonny had left the area... But Collin (then TTD3) kept moving its projected track north so it coud have conincided with the transit time of the Gulf Stream. If youremember Perfect Storm it was a Great Lakes Low hitting a Tropical Hurricane... OK this wasntgoing to be that bad, a TD v's a Low/front, but f me, how bad do you want it?
so I bailed ou.
in the hours after the projected course of Collin, still in the Gulf of Mexico was projected to be further north near my track to New York. How the hell can they project so FAR with accuracy??? they cant! So they were indeed just saying No One KNows.

The other bit I used was the nose. I don't want this to sound like some old dogs salty folklaw, but the air didn't feel right. It cooled down north of the Porto Rican Trench but then got hotter, more humid and less wind the further north I went... just like the Caribbean in the middle of Hurricane season. It FELT like hurricane weaher! But none of the clouds were convecting. No squalls! It weirded me out! It was one of the main things that made me abort. the feel of the weather. so keep your nose out and sense it and use yor own intuition,.

as it turns out I made the right decision.

Mark
PS anyone want $10 beers? Go to Bermuda!
I'm glad you controlled your Aussie machismo and diverted to Bermuda. I've had some incredibly bad experiences in the stream and only a fool would tempt her wrath for no good reason.
As for fuel costing you a whopping $3.78 per gallon, feel fortunate. Last time I took fuel in St. George's it was over $8.00 a gallon! I love Bermuda, but I certainly cannot afford to visit there often. We are hoping to offer Skipping Stone as a spectator boat for the America's Cup races, so perhaps we will be visiting the island again next year.
If the weather is OK, you could dinghy through the cut and do some snorkeling on the reefs just outside, then go for that $10.00 beer.
Are you going only to NYC this trip or are you going up through New England?
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You can have the lows we've been experiencing here on the Great Lakes. Last weekend saw squalls packing 75 knots. Enough! Were racing this weekend, I can do without laying the spreaders in the drink.

Hope you have a safe and easy crossing.
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It is COLD and rainy in New York, so your not missing much!
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Mark, I know how much you love racing, so if you want a ride on a J/24 some Tuesday when you get here, hit me up! :-)
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