Friday, December 28, 2012

Apalachafragilisticexpialicola


Ok. I have way too much free time on my hands sometimes. That is how I came up with a new name for that wonderful happy feeling of accomplishing something “loopy”. “Apalachafragilisticexpialicola”! Come on…you have to admit that it works well. The cadence is spot-on and works great in a song.

Oh, Apalachafragilisticexpialicola
Getting there from Panama is sixty miles or so-la,
But be careful on the route ‘cause you may hit a shoal-a
Apalachafragilisticexpialicola!!!

THANK YOU! I’m here until Thursday. Try the veal and don’t forget to tip your waitress. Good night, everybody!

As I said, way too much free time.

We did make it to Apalachicola. There were three of us: Why Knot, The Zone and Proud Lady. Everything was going well until Proud Lady developed some kind of problem that looked like overheating. There could also be a problem with his prop or shaft. Tough break. There does not appear to be any kind of repair facility here. Bill and Joy are going to check around, either here or in Carrabelle to see what their options are.

Wherever we are, Apalachicola or Carrabelle, we will be there for a week or at least until after New Year’s Day. The weather forecast isn't very good. There aren't any windows for the crossing on the horizon, so we shall sit and wait.

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