July 13, 2018

Friday Funny 7-13/18 (It's Friday, and the 13th)

If I see something like this on the dock, I'm locking the hatch.

Friday the 13th
 is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, video games, and tie‑in merchandise.Wikipedia

I've never seen this series of movies, because I don't do horror shows. The last one I saw, I was in high school, and I had a friend over for the night. She decided we should see "Psycho", and it was many years before I could get in the shower without visions of Janet Leigh, and the sound of the knife. EEEE  eee EEEEE, you can hear it too, I bet.


Shower terror.

I've written about maritime superstitions before. The one that says you shouldn't start your cruise on a Friday, and the one about not having any bananas onboard. After my brother left Denali Rose, I suddenly realized that he had brought bananas into the galley. It's a good thing I'm not superstitious. (Knock on wood.)

I just found a new superstition. you should always wear the same hat onboard. That's kind of impossible to do here. We have a warm weather ball cap, a wet weather rain hat, and a fuzzy, warm, cold weather hat. Bill forgot to attach his cap-tainer one day, and his hat blew off. I had to buy him a new extra long bill, ball cap for Christmas.

Ball cap, my favorite fleece watch cap, and Bill's sou'wester.

Bill's really old, and well salted sun hat.

One thing I definitely wouldn't do, is to name my boat "The Minnow". I think that would be tempting fate, I might name a kitten Gilligan though, that would be cute.



Gilligan's Island crew

I don't have any plans for the day, other than pool walking. Since the doctors in Anchorage told me to exercise in the pool, I have done it everyday we've been at the dock. Mon/Wed/Fri is the arthritis class, where we walk, and move all of our joints, and Tues/Thurs/Sat, I go to lap swim and walk back and forth in the slow lap lane. I can say that lap days are the most mind-numbing, boring exercising that you can do, however, I'm off of the crutches, (again, finally), and back to my cane. This time I definitely won't push it, slow, and steady, to get back to walking without aids.


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July 9, 2018

Friday Funny on Monday 7-9/18 (No Wifi)


No wifi all week, and my family ARE nice people.

There wasn't a Friday Funny last week, maybe you noticed.... maybe you didn't.

We hosted my brother, and his wife onboard with us for a week, while Southeast Alaska was experiencing exceptional weather. Everyone discussed the itinerary, and made the command decision to skip the 4th of July festivities in town, and get off of the dock to enjoy days at sea, and nights in scenic bays. That meant no wifi, and I wasn't organized enough to have pre-written a blog post set to automatic upload. You might have been disappointed, (or not), but we had a great cruise. 

Leaving Wrangell behind.

We did a mini tour of the north end of Prince of Wales Island, and poked into some bays that we had never been in before. We spent one night in Red Bay, (where a local commercial crabber gave us SIX fresh caught dungeness crabs), and one night in Labouchere Bay. We also toured inside of Point Baker, and Port Protection, just to see the scenery. On the way back to Wrangell, we set anchor in St John Harbor, one of the best places we've found for beautiful sunsets.


Watching and photographing the sunset.

The sunset while we were anchored in St. John Harbor.

My brother took a morning to kayak around.

Enjoying the solitude, and birds.

All too soon we had to take them back to town to catch their flight for the next part of their vacation. Thanks for joining us, and sharing our experiences.



The cure for the internet, leave the marina!


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