Thursday, November 05, 2009

Switching Modes

Vero Beach

So, we've arrived in Vero. Our arrival marks the end of our southern migration for 2009. It took us about 2 months, after leaving Rome NY on the Erie Canal to reach Vero. That's about average. Our fastest migration was in the Fall of this year; we went from Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas, to New York Harbor in 24 days.

We'll probably stay here in Vero until the new year. That means we won't have daily adventures. This in-harbor living mode presents the greatest challenge to me as a blog writer. Without fresh adventures, how can I keep the blog fresh, interesting and non-repetative? Now is the time to ask. What topics would you like to see me cover on the blog? Suggestions will be very welcome. Please email them to

SV Calypso reported seeing Monarchs -- hooray! SV Viking Rose reported seeing none. Blog reader Paul found this link to an article saying that Monarchs could be threatened. Best of all though; I searched Google News archives for news stories about the monarch migration in 2009. I found nothing of interest. One would think that if the migration really failed, that there would be numerous news reports.

1 comment:

  1. Dick,

    I guess since it is November you have insurance without racing back to GA, but how does it feel and what preparations are you making in case Hurricane Ida regains steam after passing over the Yucatan peninsula and into the Gulf? Do you have a plan with a timeline that lets you do a little each day before you abandon ship and take a bus inland?

    Our marina is a good hurricane hole and I always tie up as if a storm were coming, with at least six lines. Does the marina there allow you to stay put in the event of a storm?


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