Friday, September 29, 2017

Evanston: a while

        When I reached Marathon in May I had sailed enough for a while, but a while has passed and I find myself missing the open ocean.  The hurricane season is not over and I still want to spend the holidays with Carol, so I am just going to have to wait a while longer.


        Michael, the Key West Police Department 911 dispatcher, visited GANNET on Wednesday and found her dry inside, with only a tiny bit of water in the bilge that he mopped up with a paper towel.  I speculate that it is so hot in the closed cabin that any water that manages to get in evaporates.  There is, of course, the remote possibility that I finally fixed the leak around the forward hatch just in time.
        He sent me photographs, most of which show the cabin in such a disreputable state that I will not post them. 
          This is Michael sitting at Central.  He seems happy there.  I thank him for easing my mind.
        I read that the Keys are going to reopen to non-residents on October 1.   


        I thank Bill for sending me the lead image.  I’m not sure what it is or where he came across it.  As always, I’m grateful that at least I’m given attribution.