829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Monday, October 22, 2012

Last Sail?




Today could very well have been the last sail for us this year.  It 
was a splendid day out there:  sunny and mild, with a cranky, puffy 
NW breeze.  Nobody else out there except for the eight or nine
sailboats and a handful of pleasure craft/workboats.  And everyone
minding their own business.  This is the best time of year.




Baywife checking in with family while Hallowiener soaked in the 
October sun.  I managed to come home with a slight sunburn.





Charley from My life in the Florida Keys and Beyond, with wiener
dog on his lap, photo taken a month ago.  She's totally into human 
contact, as was confirmed in the previous image. Good thing Charley
likes dogs.  Time to call Rick's Marina and schedule the haul-out.
Now begins the winter of my discontent.  




26 comments:

  1. Frostbiting starts in Newport first Sunday in November and continues to end of April.

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  2. yep, haulout time is less painful when it's just part of every single excursion and you know you'll splash again in a few days!

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  3. In that picture with E. is the dog wearing a PFD? Also I don't know about the Garden State but the weather has been unbelievably nice here in the Old Dominion.

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    1. Same here, Manassas. Like your new profile name. You and yours never did make it up here this year. No worries, the invitation is open-ended.

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  4. Thanks! I thought "Doug", was not as snappy as "Mojo or "Tillerman" or even "Baydog". So I reinvented myself. I will now be known as Manassas, for what it is worth. Also, the reason I delayed visiting you while your boat was still in the water, was to insure that rather than having an activity, you could experience, again, the pure joy it is to have a 3 and 5 trapped in your house over a weekend...:)Also, You and yours have a open invention to visit me and mine here in the Old Dominion. You could even bring the dog.

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    1. Doug - You are wonderfully snappy regardless of your handle, so, really, it doesn't matter...

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    2. I feel like letting my Greek flag fly.................................

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  5. sorry to hear about the last sail. I think mine was weeks ago, unfortunately. been a rough year for me and the Sunfish. oh well.

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    1. That's happens when you get old, M2F.

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    2. 'what' is the missing word. Blame it on Rio.

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    3. Have you been drinking Caipirinhas, Baydog? I was in Sao Paulo for three days last week, and despite being there on business, I had more than a few. They are too sweet for my taste, so I asked them to cut down on the açúcar.

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    1. Work prevents me from doing so :(((

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  7. Fall arrived here on the Central Coast this weekend while I was away. Nonetheless, I have to carry on with three more sailing days this year. It's my obligation and duty to serve in the name of fellow mariners who are frozen out.

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    1. Carry on with your obligation, Doc. It's the right thing to do.

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  8. The Train station in that is shown on the cover of that album exists in its original state to this day. It is kind of a symbol of the town. Unfortunately, I have not seen Steven hanging around at the local restaurants. Maybe he will visit again.

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    1. Any Vietnamese joints locally, Manassas?

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  9. At least 5, I frequent one so often the owners call me Uncle Ho.

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    1. I admit to being unfamiliar with Vietnamese family names, but may we assume that the latter is not pejorative?

      If I may... how frequent?

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    2. Uncle Ho, was a Jocular reference to Ho Chi Minh. I think I can assume that the owners of Pho restaurants have no love of Ho Chi Minh and therefor may find some mirth in my weird and distorted sense of humor…maybe.

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    3. I've found mirth in your weird and distorted sense of humor for 32 years.

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  10. Mojo,

    On average I get the fever for some pho about once a week. My go-to, is a place called PHO 234, Its very good and the lunch special consists of a small bowl of Pho (which is actually quite a lot of soup), fresh shrimp roll and unlimited amounts of jasmine ice tea for $7.99. If you are ever in Manassas VA (in which case you have managed to get yourself very lost), I suggest PHO 234 as a dining option.

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    1. Why is it that Pho restaurants so often have a number in their name? My fave is Pho 99 in Franklin Park, NJ.

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  11. In Vietnamese (probably mast Asian cultures)numbers are considered lucky. Many Pho restaurants take there names from a date, like Pho 75 is named after the year 1975 when Saigon fell and many Vietnamese migrated or escaped to this country. Pho, 234 (my haunt) is named after rte 234 where the restaurant is located. That being said there was a famous Pho place in Alexandria VA call Pho King...;)it has since gone out of business.

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