Day 142, Year 7: Productive Day
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Weather: Cool and Windy with Early Morning Rain
Location: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina, N Falmouth, MA

The weather today was pretty miserable, but here under our plastic cover, we
had a very productive day. Mark and finished preparations for our
presentation to the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association early this morning
and then Mark got things organized for working on the deck while I did some
cooking. Our good friend Tom Porat arrived late morning with his son
Matthew. I mentioned in yesterday’s log that I was Matthew’s first grade
teacher, and I must say it is so exciting to see the amazing growth from age
6 to a sophomore in college. The work on the deck is painfully slow and
tedious, and Tom and Matthew helped Mark make great progress today. We are
so grateful for their help. We started wrapping up around 3:00 so that we
could all eat a very early dinner and get Tom and Matthew on their way to
Middlebury in Vermont. Tom was taking Matthew back to school as it is the
end of the spring break week and then Tom had to drive home to Portsmouth.
What a lot of driving!

Since I fixed an early dinner, I fixed two so that I could take one
casserole dish to Heather and Jed. By the time I got back, it was time to
get dressed for tonight’s presentation to the Falmouth Amateur Radio
Association. Dick Wiklund is the current President of the group and had
invited us to speak about the importance of Ham radio during our
circumnavigation. The presentation went well and we really enjoyed meeting
a new group of people. It is easy for us to speak passionately about the
importance of Ham radio since it is what made it possible for us to send and
receive email while at sea during the circumnavigation, as well as send and
post the daily blog on the website. Truly amazing technology.

120329 Day 142 Cape Cod, USA–Matthew and Tom Visit