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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

29 June - FOURTH OF JULY / SUMMER - (2017 POST # 14)

Summer in Florence . . . not really, we have had ONE day of 78 degree 5 MPH breeze weather ! other than that, it is a mid 60's daily regimen of sun and 10-20 MPH constant wind.

The last two annual trials of this harbor are yet to be experienced, the Fourth of July fireworks display, and the September onslaught of Salmon season and small amateur-hobbyist week-ender seamen/fisherman.

The warehouse is in its last days of sorting and clearance, and we hope the August payment will never get paid---ending an era of over bloat and excess (plus $100.00 per month expense). . . it will all be aboard or we don't own it !! whew.

This has been a cyclone of Living Estate Sales/End-of-Life Sales/Yard Sales/and give-away/swap/Dump run, that has spanned a year now since this blog began 4 July 2016 (see the index-right column).

UPDATE: 3 JULY: just got the warehouse organized and photographed,nothing else going in or coming out ! So I am sending the photos on to my buyer, and we will see... advised the warehouse that I would be out by the 30th of July, now only the computer stuff needs to get traded off, and we are done !

Get this starboard engine reheaded and the boat is done ! maybe by October and our one-year live aboard anniversary. This video opens with So...fea at the top left of the screen, at 1:13 into the video the producer walks down our permanent space-end dock, and you get to see our full time daily view from A-10 between 2:00 and 2:11. https://youtu.be/iCH0cn-hBS8

Thursday, June 15, 2017

15 JUNE - Two month Anniversary - (2017 POST # 13)

We have survived the "different" Port surroundings, weather, and locale of Florence for two months now, and pretty well have settled in, become accustomed to, familiar with, and self-introduced.

Things are very different here -especially the wind- which is a surprise, as is the very swift flow of in-out river speed at high/low tide.

The Old Towne stores and art galleries and the boardwalk are busy people areas and the week-end flea market adds to the full-time veggie/fruit market and the fish market activity that are some 100-150 feet from A-10, the ICM restaraunt balcony is 75 away, and quite the hot spot for tourists. But, out on A-10 we are isolated, and alone here and loving it. We get a few straggler tourists, but, it is quiet, and our view is the finest available anywhere in this harbor area- (and that is a unchallengeble statement).

Like all harbors/ports there is an out-of-control constant rumor mill present, and diverse politics threading through the boat society, but, we have been too overly exposed to this in the past to act like inexperienced beginners and jump-in. Our "indoctrination" year has just begun, with the Summer and Winter weather and September (small boat-rude-weekender-part time fisherman) Salmon season experiences yet to come this September.

Problems? not really, just the usual (every harbor has them) speeding violators of the "no wake" law, the sea-gull feeding tourist, and a total lack of night-time security (as is the case almost anywhere you tie up), making it up to you to police your own dock area. Interestingly, I have only BBQ'd once so far, and that was in a gale-force wind ! We are not sure they even "get" a summer here. We have been socked in with rain for three days now, but, the 10 day full sun days are promised for next week, so, perhaps we can finally put up the Bimidji and cook out and "start" on a summer routine... ?

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