Way too cool for comfort

Portland continues to be way too cool. Well, not really cool, cold actually. Cold, snowy and slippery. We got a foot of snow last Tuesday and it has stayed cold so the snow is still here. Sunday we went down to check on Gypsy. It was a cold sunny day.

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That is ice on the Columbia river. Sunday it was starting to form along the docks. That piece is about 1/4″ to 3/8″ thick and 3-4 feet long.
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This shows the snow covered docks and you can see the ice forming.

We went back to Gypsy this morning and the ice was almost all the way across the fairway and it was thick and solid by the dock. That is what a week in the twenties will do.

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Gypsy on Sunday.
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Bill is clearing the snow off Gypsy’s deck. Always have one hand for yourself, especially when wearing slippery sea boots.

We did manage to get a bit more of the windlass and bilge pump wiring done this morning. We had the heater going and we wore our coats. We came home at noon when the freezing rain started. Sometimes we do have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

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