Wednesday, March 20 at 7:02AM Vernal Equinox

Spring will arrive at 7:02 AM on Wednesday morning shortly after sunrise at 6:45 AM. Start practicing standing raw eggs on their end. Rubber Duck is a master.

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It won’t be long until we dip our duck feet in the water.

duckfeetRight now it is a bit too soon. The A01 buoy off Gloucester Harbor is recording 40 F from the surface detector all the way down to 50 meters. in the next month or so that 50 meter detector will still be at 40 F but the surface will creep up to 50F and beyond. 50 F is where I draw the line for flipping my kayak. Arms and legs still function for an hour at 50 F but colder than that and paddle is just too hard to grasp. So when the air temp gets really mild make sure your personal flotation device is up to snuff and stick close to shore. Better yet, wait a few more weeks until that A01 buoy reads 50F.

ps. Seasonal Openings 2013 Part I will be posted on the first day of spring. Our first seasonal opening is March 31st. Can you guess?

About Paul Morrison & RD

Good Morning Gloucester reporter possessing the dangerous combination of a Press Pass and a Rubber Duck.
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5 Responses to Wednesday, March 20 at 7:02AM Vernal Equinox

  1. Damon says:

    The GHS sailing team rigged boats today. Tomorrow we cancelled practice because of the weather report, but look for 420 sails on Wednesday.

  2. someone has been sailing in smiths cove the last few weeks. so it must be spring.

  3. E.J. says:

    I don’t get the practicing standing raw eggs on their end. What is that about?

    • Urban Legend’s long explanation: http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/errata/a/equinox_eggs.htm

      Rubber Duck’s explanation: Like the urban legend that toilets in Australia flush in the opposite direction of our toilets, complete BS. The vernal equinox is equal day and equal night so someone who has no clue might think that there could then be special forces that are cancelled out so an egg could balance.

      But still fun. Rubber Duck’s trick is easy. A pinch of salt on the table, stand the egg on that. Then a few puffs of breath removes all salt not holding the egg up. Magic!!

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