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Old 04-12-2018, 05:33   #16
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Re: What do you do on a rainy day?

All of us are different and live many various lifestyles....

What we would do would be :

1. Live some place that does not require shrink wrap. Actually where no one even knows what shrink wrapping a boat is.

2. lowest temps for us, in the 50's or maybe high 40's at night and then up to the 60's and 70's during the day. Sunshine, or rain, both are predicted beginning later today.

3. Also, where heaters work. Even tho we are in south orange county , calif..between L.A. and San Diego and at 4:00 am it is bloody cold out, very low 50's, and every heater in the house is on. In on board, we would be on shore power with the electric heaters blasting away.

5. Start the day, by going to the gym, and really warm up with a good work out.

6. Then, come home and fix breakfast, hot "cookies and cream " protein and berry and banana smoothie. With a bowl of hot oatmeal, eggs and hashbrowns and hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

7. Run any close by errands, and get all that was planned for another day, out of the way, so that we can get out and enjoy the sun on the usual shopping day with longer drive errands, and washing the car, or a fresh water wash down of the boat, or fix stuff.

8. Coze in with a good adventure book , or write your own, or maybe a fun log of your past sailing adventures. Call or maybe email friends up dates on how life is going and plans for the holidays and the new year 2019 travel plans, local or far away lands.


9. Might not be possible with the OP...but select a good NETFLIX movie, and let the outside cold be cold and wet, and stay warm and cozy.

10. Late afternoon and evening, bundle up a bit, and to to the near by harbor restaurant and bar and get there before happy hour ends, and back up a couple of adult beverages. Jameson hot whiskeys do a fine job of warming up everything. Have fun trading sea stories and tall tales .

11. Evening, return to the warmth of home, maybe watch an NFL night game if sunday, monday or thursday and then snug in under an extra blanket and get a good nights sleep while the rain gods pound on the roof or overhead. Or insert the required ear plugs and enjoy the peaceful quiet.

Also, get into more planning for the next cruise to paradise, where the sun is shining. Ours is back to the BVI in May, and checking out which anchorages, harbors, marinas, bars, and first and last night hotels are now open after the two hurricanes.

Just plan and experience your day as to what feels good to you .

Stay snug, stay safe, and enjoy positive and rewarding endeavors.
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Re: What do you do on a rainy day?

Totally different day today! 36F but sunny, which means that it's 60 inside.. Heater off, companionway open and critters happy!!

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