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September 26, 2009


George & Barb Masson

It seems like you just got started. We'll miss you over the summer! George & Barb Masson (friends of Connie & Wally)

Ted and Jane Bispala

Great posting. We have enjoyed sharing it with our family and friends. Thanks again for the wonderful time. Ted and Jane

Jim H

Bill Judy:

I feel bad for you all down there in the Bahamas this year. Last week as you were suffering those tough fronts, the jet stream (Yes, even down here in sunny Oaxaca, I follow the briefing package; it has helped us know what is comming here next too.)was all the way down over the Keys and blowing 100kts! The jet has been further south all winter than is typical. The set up of highs and lows was at one point, when MN was in the deep freeze, bringing cold air all the way from Greenland to southern MX. The tail ends of the frequent fronts racing across the Gulf have kept a cool NE/NW drifting in here every few days, but except for a very unusual (they tell us) week of rain in Jan, the fronts are mostly dry and quickly dissipate. The last few days, however, have been in the 80's.

Looking at the Pacific briefing package suggests the jet may at last be lifting to a more normal position over the next few weeks so things should begin looking up for you. Our second season in NF was very squally with a persistent upper low that hung around all summer. Sooner or later you reduce your goals and enjoy what you have reminding yourself how damn lucky you are to have the health and luxury of cruising anywhere, rain or shine.

I know you two will not let the Bahama Two Step get you down.

Look forward to seeing you later in the Spring!


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