Repel Borders

XO has a couple of voices. There is the I want attention meow. There is the I need food meow. There is the clean my box meow. And the always unpleasant I am about to puke noise.I was sitting in the salon at 3:30 am this morning when I heard one I have not heard in years. Hissing, screaming, spitting. Running up into the cockpit I found XO hissing at one of the local ferral cats. I don t know if it had gotten up on Reboot but it sure beat feet in retreat. We (the marina) were then subjected to 5 minutes of “take that you …; this is my boat noises.Fair winds and following seas  🙂
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Hearing Voices

Being alone on a sailboat one does not expect to hear voices. And it is weird. There are three sources:1. Your head. As I learned on my solo crossing of the Atlantic.2. Other boats. Sound carries over the water much better than on land. People sitting on a boat quite a distance away can be heard clearly.3. The radios. Most of us leave our radios on all the time as a safety measure. “Hey it looks like you re dragging anchor!” During the day there is a lot of traffic as the radio also is the telephone and the text messaging service. At night they are very quiet. When you are asleep and hear talking your (my) tired brain does not put together it is the radio. I think someone is on the boat. Funny. Fair winds and following seas :)Debut, Indonesia 24 July 2017
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Aussie Exercise

My mornings are always disturbed by voices. Being on a mooring buoy at the edge of a group mostly empty boats it is very quiet. The only sounds I hear are wave slap, rigging motion (from the swell) and XO s morning greeting. (Meow, meow. I was nice and warm cuddling with you in the bunk, why did you get up?) And I hear voices. The Aussie s have a remarkable number of early morning exercisers: kayakers and paddle boarders. But the most remarkable are the swimmers. I am not close to shore. Every morning groups of swimmers come by Reboot. They swim a couple of miles. I recognize some who do it every day. Sometimes in the rain. Impressive. I got to thinking (always a bad idea.) Can I hear them better in the morning? It turns out the answer is yes. (Nick C already knows this, but after all he is a retired Senior Chief Sonarman.) For the reason see the third block of information in the following link: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Sound/refrac.html. Fair winds and following sea
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