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Sequel On The ICW: As Gentle As A Young Elephant (BLOG/VIDEO)

Arthur is heading our way as we're anchored in Connecticut, which leaves us to play a game of "find the boat hidden in the storm radar."
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July 5, 2014: Day 20

Stonington, CT to Stonington, CT in slow wind-driven circles, 4 miles (uneducated guess), all day

One of my fondest childhood characters growing up is that of Babar the Elephant, created by Jean de Brunhoff. I loved that trouble-making elephant in a green suit, loved his world, and the characters that populated his world. And I still love elephants today, including Babar, Celeste, wrinkly old Cornelius, and Arthur.

So how could I be worried about a hurricane named Arthur?

I woke up around 5:00 AM this morning and checked the marine and terrestrial forecasts for Stonington, Connecticut, where we are currently anchored on our way to Rhode Island. The report was saying wind speeds of 40 mph and torrential rains.

Humm. Could be interesting.

Then, later on, when Amy and I were watching "Grand Budapest Hotel" in the saloon, both our phones started emitting a crazy tone and we both had this on our screens:


Okay. And then when we looked at the radar we saw this heading for us (with ‘us’ being the blue dot sorta in the middle).

 See us hiding in all the green? ...yeah.

See us hiding in all the green? ...yeah.

Right. So today’s post is simple – it is going to be awfully wet and we won't be going very far. The question of the day will be, "was Arthur all that he threatened to be, or was he gentle like a properly dressed French elephant?" I'll let you be the judge.

Tomorrow is another day, but until then... stay dry kids.

You can read more from John and Amy here