Sorry about that! How about a slice of DiFara's Pizza to chase that bad taste away?
Oh, good, it looks like Mr. DiFara's just finishing a pizza now!
Finishing touches -
There, is that better?
oh, and btw, that bad joke was inspired by watching the forecast for Friday & the weekend sliding all over the place as final preparations for Leg II of 5 Years Around Long Island are put in place. I tend to look at NOAA, Wunderground.com & Weather.com, so I can't remember which one it was but I swear that on one of them, I was looking at one screen - ONE screen! - where in one place it said "Saturday chance of precipitation: 50%" and in another it said "Saturday chance of precipiation: 30%". There was a momentary murmer about postponing until next weekend in hopes that that one would turn out to be one of those sparkly September weekends - but right now we've got a very solid marine forecast & that's really key. Friday we'll be traveling "in the bays". I've been exchanging emails with the Peconic Puffin about the trip & that's the phrase he used to describe our Day 1 route, Narrow Bay to Shinnecock Bay, possibly heading out the inlet there & trying to get a couple more miles to the the east if we're doing well & conditions outside are OK. Saturday's landings & Sunday's launch will be on Atlantic shore beaches, and then Sunday afternoon we'll be rounding Montauk Point, so for those, it's comforting to see these light winds & small waves. We've all done surf landings & launches but personally, 2-3 feet is about as high as I've dealt with. Much more than that & I'd be getting a little concerned. As it is, this looks pretty darned good!
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES
IN THE AFTERNOON.
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
Full photo trip reports from last year's fantastic Leg 1 (a 2-parter) are over on my Picasa gallery