Ships Blog 20/3/14


‘Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.

At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)’

So there you have it, today is the first official day of  spring! The season is pressing on and I guess we all need to think about getting our boats ready for the forthcoming boating season. Its a beautiful day here at the marina, wall to wall sunshine and not a cloud in site. Plenty of wind for today and possibly tomorrow from the south west. Sunshine for Friday and Saturday. New berth holder arrived today by road transport, a Contest 36S called ‘Jouster’ from the south coast. Unloaded by Craig and the rest of the crew.