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Old 13-01-2009, 22:35   #16
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I am with you 100%!

Had to go check the boat after 3 FEET of snow fell in BC!!!

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1 week later, all gone and sat on the sun deck for tea.
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Old 13-01-2009, 22:45   #17
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Thats a good pic bro, and I'm glad you got to enjoy some tea time. At least the sun's out. We get grey skies all winter long here. It's more the gloominess of the season than the cold itself. That's what gets ya. Grey skies, grey slush, and miserable peoples. Lookin at that pic, I wish I was there havin my morning coffee on that snowy but sunny deck.

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Old 14-01-2009, 03:10   #18
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Here in Houston we have all four seasons:

Almost summer

Summer

Still summer

Christmas

I'm ready for Christmas to end. We are to close to the Arctic circle.
You are lucky. Down here in the Netherlands, we only have 2 seasons. Winter with leaves on the tree and winter without leaves on the tree.

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Old 14-01-2009, 15:31   #19
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I empathise with all of you. Many times Venezuela is only mentioned negatively, but today it is sunny with scattered clouds. Temperature is 81F, wind projection for next five days averaging 10-15nts. I shall be at the boat tomorrow night and return Monday. So I shall at some anchorage hence, think of those of you snow and iced bound and toast you all with a very very very slightly cooled single malt. I shall do so with humility, referencing my luck… Without malice; when playing every sailing song and sea shanty I can remember on my flute after dinner, under a canopy of a thousand stars.

You shall be in my thoughts

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PS Moki…. You are too critical….I had a Dutch girlfriend in my younger days and remember many sunny days in Zwolle . PPS that sounds like a good title for a song “sunny days in Zwolle”
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Old 15-01-2009, 05:06   #20
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There is nothing wrong with a sunny winterday

Ps angloof: I am sorry you had to see one of the most boring towns in the Netherlands.
Pps: And maybe you only remember the sunny days. When i was younger i used to play outside all day, always perfect sunny weather (as i remember them). Than i asked my mother about the weather, and she said... that summer it almost rained everyday... (so much for memories)
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Old 15-01-2009, 06:12   #21
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Agh!

Here on the ass end of a peninsula on the coast of Maine, the temp is 6F. Cold cold cold...but not as cold as those further west...

For those stuck in the throes of winter...go hug your boat...you need it and so does she.

For those ON their boats, NOT dressed in more than one layer...BITE ME!

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Old 15-01-2009, 06:20   #22
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Coldest day yet this winter. I woke up this morning to a high tempure of -14C, furnance is burning oil faster then my boat can spend money......lol.
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Old 15-01-2009, 06:42   #23
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I2F, It's funny because another thread right now has to do with putting sailing pictures into your profile. I didn't have any sailing ones on my laptop but a thousand of me skiing and snowmobiling. I'm going to have to change that.
If anyone knows where Marquette Michigan is, they get a lot of snow up there. This year we are tied already with their annual snowfall totals. 100 inches and counting.


Had the pleasure of spending 2 years there courtesy of Uncle Sam’s flying club. Not a nice place to work outside with the wind off the lake in winter. They would let us go inside when it went to -40 F with the wind chill.
I have since regained my sanity and live in south Fl. Or maybe I regained my sanity after leaving there as the blood would again flow to the brain.
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A beauty of a day here at -5 F. Has been a nasty week of work. Really need to find a job that doesn't require my dum self to be outside for 5-8 hours a night.

JKD, I also work for the Uncle Sam Fly club. What'd you do?

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JKD, I also work for the Uncle Sam Fly club. What'd you do?

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Sweet John, I myself am a crew chief. Worked active duty F-16 all over the world, F-117 in New Mexico. Now work "civilian" (full-time national guard) KC-135 here in Pittsburgh.

We just had half our jets there at Anderson for two months... What a great "deployment!"

Great to have a fellow "crew dawg" here. Most under-appreciated job in the USAF.

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We just had half our jets there at Anderson for two months... What a great "deployment!"

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I out processed on Guam in late 70's. Spent next 4 monthe diving the islands before comming back to civilian life. Was fortunate to get thru Palau, Yap, Truk, Ponape and a couple others. I'm sure these places have changed a bit. Last photo's I saw of Guam it looks like the whole south western side of the island had been covered with condo's.

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I'll pm ya if I can get some of our pics to email.

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Hope everyone is staying warm and happy in the midst of this nasty cold. If not, rum helps...

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