I despise this gloomy lull between the excitement of winter’s arrival and when the first warm hints of spring are just within reach.
To bide my time I have been living vicariously through the internet to some avail. My blog catalog has experienced an extensive expansion. Check out the new list:
2 Gringos in the Caribbean, Anastasia: SailBlogs, BLUE WATER SAILING MAGAZINE, CAL 29 Sea Fever, Controlled Jibe, Courtney Kirchoff, Cruising Sabbatical, Dock Six Chronicles, EARTHLING, Finally Cruising, Following the Dream, Forest and Fin, Hobo Sailor, ilyas adventures, John Vigor’s Blog, Kick Rocks – Sail Fast, Liz Clark and the Voyage of Swell, Me Voy, My Fortress of Solitude, My Life Afloat, Newly Salted, plodding in paradise, Renova’s Adventures, Sail Delmarva, Sail Magazine, Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Solo Around the America’s Under Sail, sundownsailing, s/v Bella Star, s/v Cookie, s/v Estrellita 5.10b, s/v Gallant Fox, s/v hello world, s/v Moitessier, s/v Mother Culture, s/v Wave Dancer, The Adventures of Capt’n K & Lala, The INTERVIEW WITH A CRUISER Project, The Periwinkle and Stargazer Blog, The Quest for Wind and Waves, The Slapdash, The World Tour – Alex and Taru, There Be Pirates, To the Edges of the Earth, TOWARDS THE PACIFIC, White Satin Gloves, Windtraveler, Yoders Afloat, YOLO, You, Me, and the D
Am I missing any that you really like?
I also have found a few new projects to work on while waiting for the weather. I feel that a solid tender would serve me better than an inflatable. I found this 1.5 sheet boat that looks perfect:
(click for design plans)
(click for design plans)
I watched this interesting movie “Helvetica” just recently about the development and proliferation of this extremely popular typeface. This got me thinking that High Life does not have her name painted upon her glorious backside and I feel she deserves it. I was thinking of having her painted in the Miller High Life font but figure that may represent to much connection to alcohol. Instead I had this in mind:
Im still torn on the hailing port as I dont plan on actually having the boat in Richmond. My roots are in Richmond and my house is in Richmond but…. does it even matter? In fact it does… as I answer my own question. Which means it should read “Deltaville, VA” as thats where it was originally registered. It looks like Ill have to inquire about property tax fees to make my decision.
I came across some awesome sets of youtube videos from Drake on s/v Paragon. These are some of the best videos Ive come across to date. Check em out: