Week of 2018Jan15: Cold with Rain & Snow on the way, Sushi and Boat Projects

Week of 2018Jan15 We shared a nice weekend and enjoyed the week of 2018Jan15.  Temperatures started to drop last weekend, but were tolerable.  We had a few days of overcast and rain but today was rather nice.  It was chilly, but not frigid… except maybe this am due to the wind.  But as the weekend progressed, it warmed up nicely.  Standing water in the area is frozen each morning when we take the pups for a walk.  Usually, however, the ice is melted by lunchtime. Anchor Chain Arrives We placed…

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Thanksgiving Family Portrait

Our First Thanksgiving Family Portrait While preparing our dishes to share with our friends at the Bridgepoint Marina Thanksgiving Dinner, Shannon and I stopped to take a few pictures.  Taking our first Thanksgiving family portrait aboard Banjo seemed like a good milestone.  We also celebrated our fifth month as “Banjo’s people.”  None of these are anything ultra-fancy, but we liked them and wanted to share them with you. We brought both dogs up on deck and tried to convince them to sit still.  Yeah, good luck with that.  Sagira usually…

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Red Sky At Night: Sunset November 6th 2017 New Bern, NC

Red Sky at night November 6 2017 New Bern NC

Red Sky At Night, Sailors Delight The old adage states “Red sky at night, sailors delight.  Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.”  According to lore, this means when the sky is red at sunset, fair weather is on the way.  When the sky is red in morning, bad weather is coming.  I’ve heard this saying has something to do with atmospheric pressures and light refraction.  Whatever the cause, we find this to be the case more often than not. Regardless, the view from Banjo tonight was next-level spectacular.  I…

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Dazzling Sunset Footage: November 2 2017 – New Bern NC

Sunset footage New Bern, NC at Bridgepoint Marina

Dazzling Sunset Footage I walked outside to capture this dazzling sunset footage, with the sunset already in progress.  November is already shaping up to be one of my favorite months.  The temperatures have decreased.  The constant summer thunderstorms have subsided.  To the west, the sun appeared larger than normal, and the moon was absolutely HUGE.  The sky continually changed colors  and was majestic.  This video footage is a mix of several scenes captured.  We hope you enjoy a bit of the calm that we experienced watching the scene unfold.  These…

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29 Seconds Overlooking the Trent River at Sunset

Sunset over the Trent River in New Bern, NC 2017-Nov-01

29 Seconds of sunset video footage Took this beautiful 29 seconds of sunset video footage tonight overlooking the Trent River in New Bern, NC.  The railroad trestle and bridge are visible in the foreground as well as the Trent River Bridge in the background.  The weather today was in the mid-70’s and perfect.  We don’t know about y’all, but we could watch this video on loop all night. The original video is much longer and we are limited to our upload size.  We added this and other videos to our…

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An Early Morning Reflection: Waking to the calm of boat life

Starboard port light

Random Early Morning I awoke early to the dim morning sky barely visible through our stateroom hatch and screen netting to a gentle bob and sway and the soft rhythmic flow of Shannon’s sleeping breath.  The feeling of an early morning reflection is looming.  A single walking star, visible only against the background that lightened from a deep blue to a powdery sky blue, reminds me of the turning of the world.  I watch until it fades into that background, surrounded and overpowered by the reflection of our radiant sun,…

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