Busy Day at the Plant
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Busy Day at the Plant

Busy Day at the Plant

Busy Day at the Plant

I’ve got a list of jobs that are best done when the wind and waves are settled. For the past while I as thinking I could get them done somewhere in the weeks ahead when Seaburban is in the ITCZ.

This seemed a reasonable thing until I realized that the goal is to spend as little time in the doldrums as possible. Better yet, luck out and miss them entirely. What then of this long list of jobs?

This morning dawned flat calm so I figured why wait. All day we idled along under the Code Zero as I proved through the list.

One of those jobs needed me up the mast so I spent the better part of the afternoon dangling from the spreaders. It might seem flat calm on deck, but some 30 feet up, it’s whole different ball game. The view is to die for and when I reached into my ditty bag for the camera, I realized I had left it in the cockpit. Sadly, no pictures from aloft today.

But I did get some pictures of a pod of 4 whales that seemed keenly interested in the boat. They hung out for about an hour before leaving as suddenly as they had arrived. It was fascinating to watch them as they tried their best to figure Seaburban out. As soon as they got under the boat they would click, whistle, moan, and chirp. Whatever it was that had their attention, it was clear they weren’t leaving until they were satisfied.

I wonder what they were saying to each other about me. I am sure they were wondering what I thought about them.

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