Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beaufort SC

We are anchored Beaufort SC. (Pronounced Bewfort).

Cold front last night with wind and rain. Rain continues today and we wait for the Cold Front echo ridge (the line of turbulence which seems to follow each cold front) in the next day or two.

We sailed right past friends of ours with whom we anticipated reunion due to joint miscues and poor assumptions on our part. Part of the general exhaustion of running hard down the waterway trying to escape the cold.

We look to the British for the correct line of thought:

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ~G.K. Chesterton,

When you are going through Hell, Keep Going! ~Winston Churchill

(of course this line of thinking was what motivated Scott of the Antarctic who, the reader will recall, died of hunger, exhaustion and extreme cold in a futile expedition to be the Second man to the south pole)

All it takes to overcome any complaining on our parts is to think of what our life would be if we were back in London living our old lives. We are nothing but smiles after that.

Temperatures are back in the low 40's tonight and forecast for several days.

Oh Good: Another Adventure.

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