Over the freaking top!

I grew up in the New York City area and lived on Manhattan Island for the better part of a decade. I have been to London, Paris, Vegas. Nothing prepared me for the Casino Bay Sands in Singapore.  To call it “Over the top” is (I know this is hard to believe) a gross understatement. Floor after floor of every high end shop you have ever heard of – and at least twice as many that you haven t. This must be the same kind of shock one gets when visiting Abu Dhabi in the UAE. I am blown away and I haven t even made it out of the hotel complex! Having a bite to eat and off to the Art & Science Museum. It comes highly recommended. Fair winds and following seas  🙂  http://www.sandscasino.com/singapore/casino-marina-bay-sands.html
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Sunset visitor


Our sunset visitor. He (she?) Is sitting on top of the old radar pole. (I moved the radar to the mast to get more range. Apparently most people don t realize that radar is line of sight. Mounted on top of the pole it has an effective range of about 5 miles to the horizon. People set the range to 32 miles and think they can actually see that far…..) These birds are remarkably unconcerned about people. I was 4 feet from him when I took the picture. He just looked at me. We had one land on Reboot when we were coming from Panama. MIke swatted at him with a boat hook. He just squawked and stayed in place. These are big birds. One would not want to get into a fight with them. The downside is that tomorrow morning we will need to scrub the solar panels. Not fun. XO just sat and looked. I think he was smart enough to realize this was a bad place to try to and go on the attack. When he was a kitten he got up on the panels once and realized he had no traction. Reboot healed and he almost went
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Davyd to the top


Davyd at the top The time had come. After a short trip up part of the mast it was necessary to do work at the top (about 60 feet above the deck.) The electronic wind vane needed to be re-attached after repair. Davyd wanted to climb and since he is the lightest of us both Mike and I agreed. (It is much easier to tend the safety lines of someone lighter.) Davyd wanted me to share how cool he is. Here is the picture! Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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