Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sushi night

The jellyfish lanterns in the photo above were hanging all across the ceiling of the restaurant where we ate tonight.  I thought that it was interesting to have had an encounter with the living variety and then to come to a restaurant and have these neat lanterns hanging all around.

I spent one of the hottest nights that I can remember on the boat last night.  There wasn't a breath of air stirring.  The humidity was oppressive.  Thankfully, a little D cell powered fan kept some air moving in the V berth.  This morning a rain shower helped to cool things down a bit and brought in some much needed breeze.

After getting the boat cleaned up,  we talked to some friends who live on their catamaran at the marina.  They were going out for sushi so invited us to go along.  It was a treat to get inside the air conditioned restaurant, have some delicious crab/shrimp crunch rolls and talk to friends amid the glow of the jelly lanterns.

They were interested in Sojourner who will become ours on September 2.  The oil analysis came back okay, so all is proceeding with the closing.  She is up on blocks at the ship yard and will have her bottom painted as soon as we close.  In the mean time,  there will be more weekends on Compass Rose before she is pulled from the water and put on the hard.  She has been a good and faithful boat, and I can't bear to sell her.  So she will be stored in an enclosed shed on our property.  Maybe my heart and psyche will adjust to Sojourner and then I will be willing to consider selling Compass Rose.  But for now, I just want to take good care of her.

I am tired now and need to get some rest.  It has been a hot, stuffy weekend so it's time to enjoy the cool AC and some clean, crisp sheets.  Good night to you all.  I'll be catching up with your blogs this week.

15 comments:

  1. Have it all--the new and the "old"...
    sounds like the words of a retired guy, to me! Enjoy it all Syd. God has been good to you.

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  2. Very happy for you!
    A/C and crisp sheets....ahhh!

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  3. God bless your new boat and the retiring one. Syd and Compass Rose retiring together - kind of fitting?

    PG

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  4. no need to hurry up and sell the old one. take your time and enjoy the time and memories you shared.

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  5. wow. awesome new boat. you could go ? anywhere..

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  6. Syd, the loving way you refer to your boats makes me want to become a sailor.

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  7. Glad you are keeping Compass Rose. That's great!

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  8. We go outside and sweat and enjoy that and then come inside and say, "Thank god for air-conditioning." It's good.

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  9. Syd, I hope for you that this time of year, the oppressive heat, the moist air, create a well of gratitude for the cooler nights ahead...

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  10. have a great week Syd...
    cheers,
    todd

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  11. ooo love me some sushi...and A/C is definitely nice...hope it cooled off a bit for you.

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  12. congratulations on the boat! enjoy.

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  13. Pretty cool lanterns. This is exciting news that the oil analysis was good. Sept 2 is almost here. See how things are falling into place, remember back before you actually retired and you were considering a new boat. It is all happening now.

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  14. congratulations on your boat. Hope you got some rest and had sweet jellyfish-FREE dreams.

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