The wind is blowing from the north today at 33 km/h (28 mph). My plans to cut the grass today I have thrown to the wind even though it is a pleasant 22C/66F outside. Our deck faces south so maybe the dogs would like to get out and I might join them later on for a bit. At this point I am still contemplating what to do with the writing software. This is typed on TextEdit that came with my new MacBook Air that I am using and I don’t like the screen format but otherwise it is workable. The "Word" program that I used on my old MacBook Pro was from 2011 and had not been updated at all so it did not transfer and it could not be updated anymore on the old computer. First of all, I changed the font and then I will check on Blogger what font will come up and if I can improve the looks and the spacings.
|Connecting the windlass|
|The elusive flexible hose and junction box|
Yesterday Benno needed several things for the boat as he is rewiring everything and he asked me if I wanted to come along to Rona/Lowe, or if I needed anything from the stores nearby. We ran out on fruits so I decided to come with. He found the junction box and quick connects adapters, but the Carlon flexible conduit hose he needed they did not have. Next stop at the commercial electrical supply store they did not have it either. The other electrical supply store in town had none and they said it was in short supply at this time of year as there is a lot of new construction going on. I got some fruits at FreshCo that is in close vicinity to Canadian Tire (a similar hardware like store) then we headed home by the way of a Home Hardware Store who also did not have the hose. Back at home Benno went to the Internet to see if he could have it shipped from someone and wouldn’t you believe it, Canadian Tire, where we just came from, showed they had it in stock! This time I opted out on the trip and went instead outside to pull some weeds.
To come up with new photos for the blog is not an easy task if I don’t go out to take any. There were some cute photo opportunities this morning when I took the dogs for their walk. I saw a redwing blackbird tending to a couple of chicks that were flitting their wings wanting to be fed by mom. However with two dogs on leash fumbling with a phone on one hand, it didn’t happen. However, to prove that it’s not a good day for your hairdo outside, here is a photo of the farmer that is plowing the field to the west of us. Aren’t we lucky it’s blowing from the north?
|Looking out the window as the farmer plows the field|
Well, maybe I could interest you to look at some tropical fish instead of birds that I photographed while snorkelling around the San Blas Islands, which are located near the Panama Canal. It is also home of the GunaYala people. I might point out that fish usually don’t sit still underwater, so you have to kind of hunt them with the camera, hold your breath while underwater and struggle with current and waves. That I got them captured with my camera at all was a major feat.
|Benno brings Lobster for dinner|
I have more fish photos, but I think that's enough for today.
Thanks everyone for dropping by again!
Technology is always changing, to the point of being frustrating sometimes.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the breeze.
It's about time.
Too windy here for being out cutting grass as well. A lot cooler than what you had!ReplyDelete
The temps here are influenced by the lake. Still windy today, but not as much.Delete
Good to read about the boat again! When it's all done, where will you do most of your adventuring with it?ReplyDelete
There are lots of opportunities for the boat as it sits on a trailer. Maybe some of the Great Loop.Delete
The wind truly bugs me too, and so glad that dust didn't infiltrate your house - yikes! Cool underwater shots, did you read about the Lionfish Tournament on the FL Gulf? Netted almost 25K of the voracious buggers.ReplyDelete
No, I didn't read about the Lion Fish tournament. Glad no dust blew over, but got some Maple keys all over the lawn :-(Delete
Great fish pictures. I've done a lot of underwater photography, and yes ... fish are VERY hard to capture. Good job!!! Lucky for me no wind here, but almond harvest is almost worse!!ReplyDelete
There is no perfect place, is there? Hunting fish with a camera is actually fun. Miss those nice cruising grounds.Delete