Warm and Cold, Feeling Drained and Being
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Posted: November 24, 2000
Warm and Cold, Feeling Drained and Being Filled
Norfolk, Virginia
36 51.583 N 76 18.486 W
November 24, 2000
By Douglas Bernon
I can appreciate that the Inuit have maybe eight billion words for snow, but I’d hoped this year not to talk about snow, not to see snow, not to feel snow, not to be anywhere near snow.
Yesterday, as we altered course from 188 to 255 degrees, turned the corner at the Thimble Shoal Lighthouse, dropped our sails and started to motor into Norfolk, we were at least several weeks behind our imagined schedule. Huddled behind the dodger, watching our breath before u...... Read More

Missing Jay Leno November 17, 2000
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Posted: November 17, 2000
Missing Jay Leno
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
37 17 N 76 49 W
November 17, 2000
by Bernadette Bernon
People often ask us what we miss about our old lives ashore. Apart from missing our friends and family, until this week there wasn’t much. We’ve loved living on the boat these past five months.
Then, on November 7, the presidential election chaos began.
Ithaka’s docked at Zimmerman Marine in the ultra-conservative outback of Mathews, Virginia, a spectacularly lovely place as far as foliage and hospitality goes, but a black hole as far as public-radio-station and cell ...... Read More

Its A Bird, Its A Plane, Its Cruising
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Posted: November 08, 2000
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Cruising
East River, Mobjack Bay, Virginia
37 24.428 N 76 21.135 W
November 8, 2000
by Douglas Bernon
Onboard tonight, Bernadette is frustrated; she's trying to find election news on our FM radio, but reception is so poor in our little inlet she can't find a public radio station, and the local music stations are offering slim pickings in the news department. We're disconnected during this election mayhem, and My Personal Commodore, I admit, is more concerned about it than I am.
We're docked in the East River of Mobjack Bay, the last major inlet on the weste...... Read More

There, But For The Grace Of God, Go We No
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Posted: November 03, 2000
There, But For The Grace Of God, Go We
Mobjack Bay, Virginia
37 19.284 N 76 27.356 W
November 3, 2000
by Bernadette Bernon
There was a time, not all that long ago, when I thought the guy who broadcasts the NOAA Weather Radio reports on WX2 was a Polish émigré. Whether he got the job through affirmative action, I thought, or through a devotion to meteorology, I was warmed every time I tuned in to think that someone in America who still had such a strong accent could get a job such as taping the public marine forecast. Over the years, I’d even imagined the guy, and what h...... Read More

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