Jun 19, 2015 | Flotsam
When will summer weather arrive, I would like to know…
Wearing layer upon layer
we left our anchorage at King Bay,
crossing the upper part of Lake Champlain.
It was a frisky day…
white caps all around…
but we SAILED…
New-to-us wind patterns, wave conditions
and new sailing grounds
made the day quite a challenge
but by mid-afternoon we reached Plattsburgh.
Gas topped up and securely moored for the night,
we activated our cool tool MiFi device
that will keep us in touch with the rest of the world
while we explore….
…and I baked some Boston Brown Bread
to warm our cabin, our purple toes and our blue lips.
May 22, 2015 | Flotsam
We have been searching for a way to stay connected
this summer while on our little journey through US waters.
Several options were considered,
from swapping out the SIM card
for our iPhone or iPad,
WiFi boosters (Captain wants a Rogue Wave),
pay as you go plans.
Our Canadian location also presents us with additional limitations:
We don’t have a US address
so we toddled off to the nearest USPS location
in Plattsburgh, NY
to inquire about their services.
Some possibilites there to be considered.
We don’t hold a US-based credit card
so toddled off to a US branch of our card provider,
…but we need a US address for that.
OK then, what if we applied for a USPS service?
Well, no it needs to be a residential address.
Drat!! a never-ending loop of frustration!
But then a friend suggested something he uses…
Jetpack Ellipsis from Verizon.
No contract needed.
No US address needed.
No US credit card needed.
Very affordable little device.
Easily available gift card reloading option.
Can hook up several devices for WiFi access.
Happy connected bloggers!
We also took the time to enjoy the beauty of the day in Plattsburgh, NY…
…a walk through a water-front park…
…and a photo op with
the Captain and Samuel de Champlain…
…spent a few moments envying
some lucky sailors already on the water!…
…then stopped for a delicious bite and refreshing brew
before heading back home.