One of the things that has frustrated me with living aboard is the lack of Wifi. I got the password from a nearby hotel but couldn't get a signal. So, when Ric sent me a link to a parabolic reflector wifi antenna thing, so I built one yesterday, and it works great! I've got a few pictures of the thing, but it is really easy to build. Basically, draw out a parabola on a piece of plywood (remember Y = A X ^2 ) and then find a piece of metal and staple it on. Then find the focus of the parabola (X^2 = 4 P Y) Where P is the focus distance.
Anyways, I built this thing:
There have been some storms that came through over the last few weeks, and in one of them the rain was so thick. Its pretty, but I was staying inside with the fire on and keeping warm. My little dragon stove has been doing wonders with keeping the air inside the cabin warm and dry.
There have been a few boats wandering around in the wind, none that have been totally destroyed, at least near me, but wandering nonetheless. Many of them are leaving for the wintertime, but some stalwart boats still remain.
I've also been on a few walk on the few sunny days this fall. Clayton Beach turned up to be quite profitable, as I found a sand dollar.
My sister Monica and her partner Bryan came up to race in a Cyclocross race in town, so I went to watch. Rachel, my other sister, has been racing Cyclocross for a long time, and has amassed a fortune of equipment, including a nice carbon frame that she gifted to Monica, so I got a picture of the bike and the sister, but sadly the names don't match.