Monday, March 29, 2010

Kathryn's fish

Now that is a fish!  A Chinook salmon, I think. Caught on a river in Chilean Patagonia by Kathryn Armstrong. She and her Dad Jeff must have been the only tourists who arrived in Chile the week after the quake.

Monday, March 22, 2010

North River 2 - a Buzzards Bay 14

Just cause I don't have any pictures of my boat North River 2  on the site.  And because there should be a place to put pictures of other examples of the design (like this), described in L. Francis Herreshoff's Sensible Cruising Designs.  The basic description is HERE.
Images: 1 and 2 - GWC; #3 - unknown - not my boat - another BB 14

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Green Turtle

up to 5 feet, 690 lbs, vegan, according to the artist at Pescadotes

Friday, March 19, 2010

Issuma: northbound - stop in Salvador

Richard Hudson has made it 2,200 miles up the coast from the Rio Plata, near Montevideo, Uruguay to Salvador, a city on the north east corner of Brazil. Blog HERE

4 Quick Dips

James cavorting on the Back River Meadow, taking 4 St. Patrick's Day dips.  slide show HERE

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

No. 1A

Spring work on my skiff  No. 1A  in the basement slideshow HERE

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nor'easter at Ambrose Light - Entrance to NY Harbor

Significant wave height: 16.1 feet
Gust: 52.6 kts
images: NOAA - graphs of wind gusts and wave steepness at Ambrose Light data buoy. click on icons below for more graphs of the March 13 storm

Station 44065 (LLNR 725) - Entrance to New York Harbor Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 44065

NY Harbor Approach (Ambrose Light)

Station 44065
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3-meter discus buoy
ARES payload
40.369 N 73.703 W (40°22'10" N 73°42'10" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 5 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.6 m below site elevation
Water depth: 50 m
Watch circle radius: 90 yards
Right whales are active off NY.  Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas along the mid-Atlantic coast.  To learn more about right whales and rules protecting them, go to:
The QuikSCAT wind data are no longer available.

Conditions at 44065 as of (12:50 am EST) 0550 GMT on 03/14/2010:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   
Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.
5-day plot - Wind DirectionWind Direction (WDIR):ENE ( 60 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind SpeedWind Speed (WSPD):17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind GustWind Gust (GST):25.3 kts
5-day plot - Wave HeightWave Height (WVHT):15.7 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave PeriodDominant Wave Period (DPD):12 sec
5-day plot - Average PeriodAverage Period (APD):7.7 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave DirectionMean Wave Direction (MWD):SE ( 138 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric PressureAtmospheric Pressure (PRES):29.40 in
5-day plot - Pressure TendencyPressure Tendency (PTDY):-0.02 in ( Falling )
5-day plot - Air TemperatureAir Temperature (ATMP):43.5 °F
5-day plot - Water TemperatureWater Temperature (WTMP):39.6 °F
5-day plot - Dew PointDew Point (DEWP):42.8 °F
5-day plot - Wind ChillWind Chill (CHILL):35.1 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric PressureCombined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
12:50 amENE ( 62 deg )18.5 kts
12:40 amENE ( 78 deg )21.6 kts
12:30 amENE ( 70 deg )22.7 kts
12:20 amENE ( 68 deg )19.6 kts
12:10 amENE ( 59 deg )21.4 kts
12:00 amENE ( 62 deg )24.3 kts
Peak gust during the measurement hour
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
12:33 amE ( 80 deg )33.0 kts
Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction5-day plot - Wind Speed5-day plot - Wind Gust5-day plot - Wave Height5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period5-day plot - Average Period5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure5-day plot - Pressure Tendency5-day plot - Air Temperature5-day plot - Water Temperature5-day plot - Dew Point5-day plot - Salinity5-day plot - Visibility5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
031311:50 pm  ENE25.335.015.7107.5SE29.40-0.0344.139.742.6---
031310:50 pm  ENE31.136.916.7107.7SE29.39-0.0343.539.942.4---
03139:50 pm  E33.038.917.7108.0SE29.41+0.0044.139.943.2---
03138:50 pm  E35.040.8----29.43+0.0244.439.743.3---
03137:50 pm  E35.046.619.4118.1SE29.42+0.0144.839.743.3---
03136:50 pm  E35.046.619.4107.9SE29.41-0.0345.339.944.1---
03135:50 pm  E36.946.616.7117.5SSE29.41-0.0545.139.944.1---
03134:50 pm  E38.952.4----29.41-0.1245.139.944.1---
03133:50 pm  ENE38.948.616.197.0SE29.44-0.1944.440.143.7---
03132:50 pm  ENE38.948.6----29.45-0.1944.140.142.4---
03131:50 pm  ENE36.948.6----29.53-0.1543.740.143.2---
031312:50 pm  ENE29.136.914.4117.3SSE29.63-0.0744.140.143.2---
031311:50 am  E33.042.7----29.64-0.1043.740.143.0---
031310:50 am  E33.042.7----29.68-0.0744.140.143.0---
03139:50 am  E35.044.713.186.6SE29.70-0.0643.340.142.1---
03138:50 am  ENE31.138.9----29.74-0.0642.639.941.5---
03137:50 am  ENE33.038.9----29.75-0.0641.739.939.6---
03136:50 am  ENE33.042.710.886.0ESE29.77-0.0541.539.940.3---
03135:50 am  E31.138.9----29.80-0.0541.539.940.3---
03134:50 am  ENE31.138.9----29.82-0.0741.039.739.9---
03133:50 am  ENE31.138.9----29.82-0.1040.839.739.7---
03132:50 am  ENE31.136.910.885.9ESE29.85-0.0841.239.740.1---
03131:50 am  ENE29.133.0----29.89-0.0540.639.738.5---

Detailed Wave Summary for 44065 as of (1:00 am EST) 0600 GMT on 03/14/2010:
These wave data are displayed in rounded times.
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   
Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.
5-day plot - Significant Wave HeightSignificant Wave Height (WVHT):15.7 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH):12.5 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP):12.1 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD):SE
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH):9.5 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP):7.7 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD):ESE
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS):AVERAGE
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD):7.7 sec