Nope. Still working on it!



Back to sailing… And [Job] said, (…): the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”. Had we not had engine problems we would be in the Whitsundays where the forecast is for gale force winds and torrential (but not biblical) rains. Fair winds and following seas 🙂

The fourth picture.

After great demand (one reader.) Hope I finally got it right.Hyacinthe Gabrielle Roland, a French actress (and possible prostitute) who like “the Polastron,” escaped the Revolution. She married Richard Wellesley the first Marquis Wellesley, after they lived together for quite a while and had a few children. One of same, to wit Anne Wellesley, is in Queen Elizabeth s (and therefore Prince Chuck s and Duke William s and Prince George s line, via her mother the Queen Mother s mother s.Princess Frederica (or Fredericke) is in a private collection.The Duchesse de Polignac is at the Museum of Versailles and the TrianonThe self-portrait is at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TexasHyacinthe Roland, the Queen s ancestor, is the Legion of Honor building of the San Francisco Museum of Fine ArtsFair winds and following seas 🙂

English Queens

This is a very politically incorrect post. Do not read on if easily offended. In the spirit of humor.We (the “Royal we”) are aware that the current Duchess of Cambridge is quite attractive. So was Lady Diana. So the question is: Was Queen Hillary s failed coronation an consequence of losing out in the looks contest to Melania Trump? For comparison lets look at some historical English Queens in the photos attached.Now as for quality looks, let me offer up these three women, all painted by Elizabeth Louise Vig

Fwd: Vigée Portraits in Your Blog

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}I call my brother “the font of all wisdom.” And he is. And I love him. So the attached. Re the missing portrait: for some reason it would not download. Sad because she was by far the most beautiful and scandalous. PS Next he will tell me where they are hung so you can see them in person. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%25C3%2589lisabeth_Vig%25C3%25A9e_Le_Brun&ved=0ahUKEwimg5eCkfjTAhUGVbwKHSxzDxIQFgixATAU&usg=AFQjCNE5mRzV-id__u-5abVqtLll7EvO1Q&sig2=HXun2e19NAoi_a3pEZe8Vg ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Vigée Portraits in Your Blog From: alfred jones Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:35 AM To: Roger John Jones CC: Hi:You ve got them labeled wrong, Roger.In your post, the first on the left (big hair, off the shoulder dress) is Hyacinthe Roland, the Queen s ancestor.The second (white blouse, red ribbon) is the artist, Elizabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.The third (d

Batteries die in darkness*

Since Reboot spends months away from shore power I am always very cognizant of the battery voltage. I have noticed recently that they don t seem to be getting quite the charge they have been getting in the past. Since I recently replaced both the batteries and the solar controllers this has been a bit of concern. This morning I had a epiphany. It s fall. We are only getting 10 1/2 hours of sunlight (here down under.) The charge cycles are shorter, the discharge cycles longer. The battery voltage reflects that. Not really a big deal. We are talking about a 0.1 volt difference. But I do notice it. Where it does really show up is in cruising. When the electric autopilot, the multifunction display, the VHF, the AIS and the tricolor are running all night there is quite a noticeable difference. (Yes, I use the Monitor wind steering, keep the multifunction display at minimum intensity, and have LED bulbs.) Fair winds and following seas 🙂 * Warning – this part gets political. Stop reading if