Captain Ed's Sailing
Although we have had a pretty easy winter so far I am not going to miss January, cold is cold, and to me even weather in the forties is cold. The cold isn't what kills you during the winter it is the darkness. The sun comes up around 7 in the morning and goes down around 5. The weather is even to cold for the sun. I will be glad to see January gone.
February is not that great either except that we now start our annual events that lead to spring. For me the first of those events is the annual Southern Cross Boat Owners Association Meeting held during the first weekend of February, each year in Newport Rode Island. We have around 150 members and usually 30 or 40 show up and talk about their boats and projects that they have done to them.
The next annual event is the Merrimac River Eagle Festival , that will be held on February 11, 2012. Last year was the first time that I ever attended the festival. Being from Amesbury, and living on the river, we see eagles all of the time, so I did not think it was a big deal, only away to attract tourists.
Was I wrong, I had not read the instructions so I did not get a chance to jump on a tour bus, however I did drive to the designated watch areas where there were folks that had powerful telescopes set up for us to use. Pretty cool, I think there were some eagles that fly in especially for this event as well. They get all spift up and have their claws all sharpened, and feathers preened.
Last of all is the boat show. I am not a big fan of boat shows, but may go just to get out of the house if someone happens to talk me into it. Held closer to the end of the month, the boat show is a good indication that the month February is now short lived as well.
My point, I can't wait till May.