Life is Better

Life is Better

16 DEC-2020 Wed Stock Island Marina, Stock Island FL (0 nautical miles 0 statute miles)

24°33’54.4″N 81°44’16.7″W Stock Island Marina, Stock Island FL
24.565116, -81.737974
Elevation: Sea Level
States (1): Florida

Along the Way

Stock Island Marina is a noisy marina. It starts around 8:00am with the Star Spangled Banner from the nearby Boca Chica Key Navy base. The for a couple of hours Navy jets an other aircrafts come in.  They fly overhead the marina, circle the key counter clockwise then land. From what we hear, there is an aircraft carrier somewhere, out there, in the Atlantic that they are practicing from.

At 10am the jets stop and commercial air traffic starts and run til about 1:00pm.  At 1:00pm we get a bit more Navy jets and other aircraft.   Commercial air traffic picks up again a little later. You get the picture.

Internet reception

Internet reception at a marina is a crap shoot. Some of the crappy marinas have the best internet reception and some of the best marinas have the crappiest. Stock Island Marina where we are staying was voted best large marina in the USA last year. Dale has gone to the front desk and asked a couple of times about what’s going on with the internet reception. Each time they’ve been surprised there’s a problem or responded “Yes, it’s been that way”. Yesterday’s suggestion was to take our things and go to the Captain’s Lounge in the club house and use the internet there. I told Dale I’d carry the Roku and he could carry the TV and I hope they wouldn’t mind me being in my PJs.

Dale told me I’m too harsh. The other facilities here are nice and the staff is great.

Our internet reception issue bubbled to a new management level today. The “fixer” came to our boat today and had us change slips so that we were closer to the marina modem. He also brought a booster for us to try. Moving the boat helped a lot. We are going to hooked the modem up tomorrow. Life is better.


Drolleries and Yuks

What do Santa’s elves learn in school?
– The elf-abet.

What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?
– Rude-olph.

What do grapes sing at Christmas?
– ‘Tis the season to be jelly.

What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?
– A cookie sheet!

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
– Ice Crispies.

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