Friday, April 20, 2012

The "Sockdolager Effect" Takes Hold

Karen Sullivan, a sailor and writer on Sockdolager, has written about the phenomenon of how time seems to expand when you're leading the cruising life. She calls this "The Sockdolager Effect" after the sailboat that she and her partner, Jim, share. When you're not following a schedule, in general, and when you're at sea, in particular, you tend to forget what day of the week it is.

It has come to my attention (Patrick noticed while posting) that some of the dates/days of the week on my blog posts were incorrect. We were able to correct the most recent post; but two or three of the previous posts are mislabeled, and we won't be able to correct this error until we reach land and an internet connection. I did not do this to deceive or confuse you, dear reader. It's just "The Sockdolager Effect" taking hold.

The corrected dates are as follows:

Day 6-Saturday, April 14
Day 7-Sunday, April 15
Day 8-Monday, April 16
Day 9-Tuesday, April 17

We are catching up on a back log of blog posts. Radio connections are slow during the day, and downloading weather files takes priority at night. We have also been pretty occupied with keeping the boat going. Hopefully, we'll be able to post on a daily basis (if there is anything to post) from now on.

Sent from sea via HAM radio

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