Here is a sound clip – one minute of rain drumming on the roof of our catamaran.
Now imagine being anchored out in rain – with that intensity – puddling and swilling about on our top deck, and spilling over the sides. An open porthole is an entry point for a flood.
And it was exactly for that reason that water poured into our twins’ room. I had left a window open by accident. It was not a minor drizzle. The flood brought the full weight of water from the deck into their room.
Karen slept through the flooding. Her hair and pillow were saturated with water. Henry, on the other hand, was found on his bed blinking like a subterranean mole while seeking a dry place to sleep.
Winter is upon us here in Tavernier, Florida. But we are still wearing shorts and are not exactly cold. We are getting lots accomplished in our boat, largely because it is raining. Today, for example, Rick installed an APEC water purifier. The purifier eliminates waterborne bacteria like giardia cysts (yuck!) and makes our water taste good.
Soon we will be leaving to go to the Bahamas. And, I will have more to report.
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