Day 375, Year 10: Weather Watching and Provisioning
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Weather: Sunny and Warm—Hurray! High in the 60’s F
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, MA
Today was all about those things you do before a passage—weather watching and provisioning. We slept in since it was a late night and when we got up we checked all of our weather sources. Right now it is looking like we will leave here on Monday morning. Stay tuned on that one. We then invited Geoff and Chris to go into town with us to do food shopping. Cruisers always need to go food shopping after a passage, so they were in. After the shopping, they dropped me off at Heather’s so I could cook some of the food I had just bought. They headed up to near the Bourne Bridge to a shop that thought they could help with Geoff’s search for a new connecting hose for Shambala’s cook stove. It took a bit, but they found the needed part. I cooked all afternoon making taco meat sauce, Shepherd’s Pie, and dinner for all of us. Mark, Geoff, and Chris went back to Quissett after getting the propane connecting hose and Mark spent his afternoon getting Windbird’s watermaker removed. Tomorrow he will rebuild it in hopes of getting it working for our trip south. At 6 pm, Mark, Geoff, and Chris drove back into town to have dinner at Heather and Jed’s. Tomorrow is more of the same. Mark will stay on the boat to do the watermaker rebuild. I will go into Heather’s to do more cooking. But before any of this, I will be getting up to listen to Chris Parker’s 7:30 am weather forecast for the East Coast. The weather watch continues.