To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Ph. III, day 26, Breezy and Bouncy

It's rough on the mooring ball. Breeze is in the teens, and gusting into the mid 20's.

Jensen Beach Mooring Field
Red Ranger Surrounded by Whitecaps

The sea state starts to change at 17kt, what they call Force 5 on the Beaufort Scale. The key indicator? "Numerous Whitecaps".

In open water, this can mean 4' seas. In the relatively confined, shallow water here, the waves aren't quite 4' high, but they're closely-spaced and steep, batting Red Ranger around.

CA had to resort to Dramamine to get through breakfast.

Our pressure cooker gasket was failed. When CA bought the pressure cooker (a Fagor 18/10) she bought a spare gasket.

We've had it for -- I dunno -- twenty years. Today, we needed the spare. And. Hm. This is awkward.

The spare is emphatically not for the Fagor 18/10. It's not clear at all what this spare is for. And we've kept it since we lived in Niskayuna. Move after move. Apartments. Boat. Apartments. Back and forth across the country.

It might be that a Ace Hardware is the part we need. Or maybe a Dash 447 FDA-compliant Silicone O-Ring. Like maybe McMaster-Carr. It's hard to say, so I'll probably order both.

We're watching the weather, of course. Here's the Tuesday forecast from Chris Parker:

SE@12-17g22/3-5' Tue8

Which means wind out of the South East 12-17 knots with gusts to 22 knots. Seas will be 3-5'. That's a bit sporty. Maybe Wednesday will be flatter.

I have hope that Predict Wind's forecast for Thu10-Fri11 holds. It's flattish and pleasant-looking. Yes, the wind is out of the S, but it's light, with flat seas.