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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Windy in St. Pete

We went down to St. Pete today and checked on 3Sum. She was holding her own and was bouncing around a bit as the wind was about 25 when we got there and then climbed up to 35+. We watched a sailboat go out and thought, uh oh, too much sail. It appeared their jib got blown out and then it looked like something happened to their main. They finally got their sails down and headed back into the marina. I think the wife gave the husband an earful. I don't know why you would go out in a wind like that where it was almost impossible to stand. I'm sure Lisa's old sales rep, Gene, would have gone out in that kind of wind because he once told me it isn't fun until it is about 45 or 50 mph and then the racing begins. We took off for about an hour and went to the St. Pete beaches and were close to running out of gas. Lesson learned: there are very FEW gas stations in St. Pete!