Monthly Archives: January 2014

Day Sixteen: Shark Bite

31 January 2014 (Friday) Wake up at 0730 and check the batteries. 23.6. Off to start the generator and coffee. It’s blowing 25-30 and the seas are 8 feet and building. Kathy and Kerry set equipment out at 0700. Slides … Continue reading

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Day Fifteen: Dwindling Propane, Broken Camera

30 January 2014 (Wednesday) Up at 0730 this morning to bright sun and news of another bald eagle. Kathy and Kerry had been watching an adult this time perch on the ying yang rocks for a bit and then take … Continue reading

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Day Fourteen: Flying Mountain Dew

29 January 2014 (Wednesday) Awoke at 0700 to light snow falling. The rock is completely white and shrouded in fog. The air is also still, a rarity this time of year. The ocean is the calmest we’ve seen yet this … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen: Eagles And Kites

28 January 2014 (Tuesday) Wake up at 0730. Batteries are at 23.6 – not terrible for overnight. As we are talking about the daily plan I see a big bird right outside the window to the northeast. It is a … Continue reading

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Day Twelve: House Cleaning

27 January 2014 (Monday) Up at 0400 and see two boats in the distance through our window. Cannot tell if they are cargo or fishing vessels. I go down to use the head and check them out further but I … Continue reading

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Day Eleven: GoPro, VHF, Weather Station

26 January 2014 (Sunday) I was up at 0230 to check the weather outside and check the buoy online. The energy had dissipated significantly and was of no concern. The I-Buoy was initially out but then read 12 feet. Awoke … Continue reading

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Day Ten: Heavy Weather

January 2014 (Saturday) A wild day at MDR. The forecast was significant for today – 25 to 35 with gusts to 45 kts, seas 10-15 feet. It’s already 9 feet when I get up at 0730 and it’s building. The … Continue reading

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