Wang Wei

A Day at the Farm

Pigeons coo on the roof
apricot orchards
bloom white at the edge of town

the farmers are out with axes
pruning the mulberry trees
hoeing watercourses

swallows hunt up old nests
old men sit in the sun
almanacs on their laps

I have forgotten my glass of wine
thinking of lost friends,
dead friends,
in a blaze of old pain.

Translated by David Young

SV TATOOSH POSITION 45* 44.044' N by 122* 51.695' W

Andres Continues to Bring Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain to Mexico
As of 8 a.m. PDT Tuesday, Tropical Storm Andres and was located near 18.0 north and 104.4 west, or about 70 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. Andres is moving to the northwest at 12 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today. Maximum sustained winds are 70 mph with higher gusts. The storm is expected to track very close to the southwestern coast of Mexico as it slowly strengthens, and Andres is expected to become a hurricane later today. Heavy rainfall will be the greatest impact from Andres in places like Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara with the potential for flooding and mudslides across the region. Localized strong winds could cause minor damage, especially along the coast today into tonight. Rough surf and rip currents will be a problem along the entire coast of western Mexico right through the week.

Today.....paint rudder cheeks & tiller....continue non-skid.

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