It is that time of year again. There is chaos in the parking lots, everybody seems to be fighting a cold, several major airports are snarled, and we are looking forward to seeing the family…..
and then getting Cochise back afloat and going cruising.
But first another download speed test. By internet standards these files are quite large, so the same question as before… how is the download speed? We are particularly interested in how this all works when you don’t have a really fast connection.
Speaking of fast connections, we should mention that FPB 97-1 Iceberg just went trans-Atlantic in nine days and four hours, for the 2786 nm voyage an average speed of 12.66 knots.
Meanwhile FPB 78-3 Iron Lady II, is back at the marina in Whangarei finishing up her punch list, with Pete Rossin due aboard right after the first of the year. Current cruising plans are not yet finalized. Is it Tasmania in the west, or Tierra del Fuego to the east?
We have been hard at work in our “retirement”. It turns out there are a whole bunch of things we have put aside over the last eight years, all of which require immediate attention. But hey, if we’ve waited this long a little bit longer won’t be that big a deal. We figure by the time we are back afloat, towards the end of March, we will be pretty well caught up. That leaves us with more time to talk boats with our owners and friends, and maybe shoot a photo or two.
Listening to tall tales of daring-do on the ocean are one of our favorite pastimes.
So if you see us at anchor row over and say hello. And don’t forget to give us a note on how these larger files are downloading.
We will see you out there.