So Close!

by Jessi on September 9, 2013 · 3 comments

Having been looking at the weather for the past week and seeing the increasing amount of red (instead of safe and calming blues) I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been nervous. I’m not even going to fake knowledge of the meteorological facts or reasoning, but there was some heavy winds and 9 foot seas heading their way from the west. Dutifully, I’ve been texting him the weather updates, using textspeak I never thought I’d use, and Dane’s been telling me about birds hitting the wind generator, making moonshine and the boredom of long sails. The heavier weather is just hitting them now, so it’s actually been moderately slow going. They’re hoping to be in Suwarrow on Weds morning, then hunker down while the really heavy weather hits them. Hopefully, there’s a good hidey hole there, but I’m not terribly optimistic on that flat piece o’ rock. Though it will be better than being at sea.
Fingers crossed they’ll be back soon!

4 years 5 months ago
4 years 4 months ago

Haven’t read it but I’m familiar with the story. There actually seems to be a bit of controversy surrounding the truthfullness of his account. One of the Suwarrow rangers, Charlie, grew up there, and insists that Tom was basically a squatter on the island where there were already six other families. He said on many occasions, “F*#k Tom Neale!”

4 years 5 months ago

They’ll be fine, as long as it is not hurricane weather. Even then, I know Cap’n Buck under pressure. He is quite competent. I’m sure XO Boz is up to the task too. Our concerns are always worse than reality. They’ll be fine.


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