Usually, Fall arrives on the Chesapeake with a series of fronts and warm-ups and it takes a few weeks to see temperatures consistently below 80° (top arrow). It takes even longer to see dew points drop into the 50° (bottom arrow) range for several days. This year the weather went over a bit of a cliff.
The first serious front has allowed us to shut down the air conditioning, sleep under a light blanket, and me to get projects done without lathering like a derby winner.
Thus far we have been able to re-waterproof the boat canvas, clean the clear panels in the dodger, work under the cockpit without life support. It looks like I’ll get in the last of the sewing projects done today before the next rain event (tomorrow)…maybe even an engine oil change if I shut the laptop down.
Our pre-departure tempo is increasing as the weather cools, medical appointments get checked off and old lists are updated for last minute shopping/provisioning.
Now, if I could just remember the memorable location of the replacement head vent filter I bought when we got back here in July…was that only 2.5 months ago?
*www.weatherspark.com is more than eye-candy. Give it a look.