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14 May 2011 @ 01:55 pm
coming back to Ohio for a few months, probably buying a piece of wetland here  
Here is a picture from yesterday of a rare event -a cloudy sky in Deland, Florida:



I have been in town a lot lately, because I have been getting ready to secure my boat in the marina shed and return to Ohio for awhile. (I already told most of my friends and family.) I decided after looking at long-range weather forecasts for Ohio and for Florida. -They are predicting an extra hot summer down here but a milder one up north.

I also have been finalizing the sale of my wooded land on the Scioto River in Ohio. If all goes well, in a few days that will be complete. I am glad the man across the road was able to buy it from me, because I liked him and he watched the land for me since I bought it in June of 2006.

I would set a definite date for my departure, but before I go I want to purchase a 1-acre lot on the river down here just around the bend from the marina shed. I am referring to the woods at the end of the street in the upper right here:



You can also see the marina shed at the lower left in the picture above.

This is unbuildable wetland property, like the land I am selling in Ohio, so it is less expensive but perfect for me. It can be accessed by car from where Paolini Drive dead-ends into it:



Here is how it looks outward from the land to Paolini Drive:



The seller lives in a house next to the marina and I've become friends with him. I want to buy this because it has many huge trees and is very beautiful, but more importantly, because it has a ravine into it from the waterway it faces that is the perfect harbor out of rough weather I have been seeking all these months. I could have true 360-degree protection from trees on all sides in there. This is important because "pop-up" thunderstorms produce winds as downdrafts. -The direction they will hit you from cannot be predicted. The approach I use for other storms, getting the boat under trees on the windward side, doesn't work for pop-up storms because there is no way to know what windward side is until after the gust has happened.