This year, the Capaz crew saw the Winter Solstice from a rather snowy perspective. It has been snowing on and off here in Seattle for the better part of a week with a pretty good dump on Saturday night. The bright side is that for the first time, here at home, our winter solstice has been . . . . well . . . . . wintry! It is much easier to take with a grain of salt after Skyping the crew of Totem in Mazatlan and hearing of the 80* water that we should be enjoying next Christmas. My new mantra/visualization consists of three things to do on Christmas Day 2009: drink margarita, wear bathing suit, sing Feliz Navidad while dancing on the beach!!!!
With the masts still out, we don't think that we have to worry so much about the weight of the snow on the boat. But, I was still worrying. I have been going down memory lane with some friends the last couple of weeks and I remember the boathouses collapsing and boats sinking the last time we had a big snow like this. Anyway, I went to the boat and kicked most of the snow off the deck and swept off the dodger as best as I could, just to be on the safe side. (There is more snow in the forecast for the next couple of days.) Austin made the coolest snowman on our dock. It's really the first snow we have seen that has been packable enough to make one - it has just been too cold and dry for good snowman making. And for those of you wondering, YES, we still plan to move onto the boat after the holidays!
The Crew of Capaz
Brad, PJ, Bryce and Austin