Alex Watson and his pet birds up in Hessel.

Today is the day! The official end of Summer days here in Virginia and most of the east coast. The temps are supposed to drop into the 20’s tonight, and so we are headed to the dreaded ramp!  plus Gale warnings  here on the bay! The Katzs marina gang was yanking boats all day and making sure customers get there boats out of what is to be a in the teens day on Saturday. Yikes. Are you pulling out today? Only 130 ish  days til Lake Dora. Maybe I just pull WECATCHEM and drive south to Florida this weekend. Leave the boat there for the winter. Wait, thats not such a bad idea. What are your plans this Veterans Day weekend?

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19 Responses to “Get Out! Get Out!”
  1. Jeff Funk

    Just how much room do the Harrison’s have at their place down there in Dora land?

  2. Allen

    Why not….use video chat with clients.
    Its easy…..and warmer Matt. You can work remote from Florida !

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    16 degrees with a coating of snow this morning in southern Michigan. Today also the anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald going down in Superior. Still sad to think about all these years later!

        • Troy in ANE

          I actually took the 45 minutes to watch the whole video of the documentary by The History Channel this morning. (second posted video)

          It is amazing and worth taking the time to watch it!

    • Mark in Ohio (sometimes da UP)

      Greg, Was thinking the same thoughts. Those of us who live in or spend time in Northern Michigan admiring the Great Lake Freighters, have sad feelings for that tragedy. I remember seeing “The Fitzgerald” sail. May she and all her crew RIP. Lets never forget.

    • JonH

      Greg, an intense low pressure system caused a bad storm on Superior just over two weeks ago. Conditions were said to be worse than the storm that sank the Fitzgerald. A weather buoy NE of Munising recorded a very steep wave of 28.9 feet. I read that was a record wave height for buoy data. Two people were killed when washed off shoreline rocks near Marquette by the waves. The EF anniversary is sad, but a good reminder to respect mother nature, especially when you are on the water.

  4. m-fine

    Snow and cold here. I think it is wiser to stay in bed under a Faribault wool blanket than to go boating.

    • Shep22

      Matt, you are right, I am taking a boat to Florida next week and leaving there for the winter.

  5. Grandpa Bob

    We’re still in the water here on the Tennessee River and we never have to deal with ice. There’s still room here for “half downs”, i.e. those that want to move south to warmer climates but still have four seasons. Note, “half backs” is the term for those escaping from Florida’s long summers and coming to the central southeast.

  6. Texx

    “That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed
    When the gales of November came early” – Gordon Lightfoot

  7. Wilson

    It was a chilly 60 degrees here this morning but projected to warm up to a comfortable 72 this afternoon. Further predictions are that el’ Ninio will give us a warm dry winter in Florida so it sounds like there will be great weather for the St. Johns River Cruise and the show….Y’all might as well come on down now and leave that flaky white stuff behind.

  8. Wudzgud

    Look up “Train Have yourself a Merry little Christmas” on you tube. Woody boating tahoe style