Anchors n’ Chains

Of all systems in a voyaging sailboat, the Anchoring System is one of the most important, IMHO.

A good, well designed anchoring system will save a sailor’s bacon if he/she is ever caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. And for the 99%+ of situations when he/she is at the right place at the right time (knock wood), such a system will warrant wonderful, worry-free nights of sleep.

For these reasons, i spent a considerable amount of time redesigning Pesto’s anchoring system for this journey. It was a bit more comprehensive than the picture below suggests:

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Let the music play !

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Since i left Miami, i haven’t felt the need to listen to music. Even during the road trip, i would only put music on when i was feeling really tired. Otherwise, i felt more comfortable just listening to the hum of the tires on the tarmac. Go figure.

But yesterday evening i finally felt like it. Plugged the iPod to Pesto’s sound system (a normal car’s stereo) and started playing it at random. All of a sudden the cabin filled with tunes and rhythms. Hoodoo Gurus, Prince, B52s, Pretenders … and it kept going … bliss 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend !