Every summer the fastest boats and boards get together for a race from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge. The distance is about 4.5 miles. Last few years the foiling kites have taken it. Have not been able to find this years race on video yet. Take a look at 2015.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
My friend Chris and I depart in a few days for the Playa in Black Rock Desert. We are joining our camp of about 40 folks for a fun filled week with 80K other burners. The pic above is a view of the campground. It is set up on a grid so that finding places is pretty easy. The area of Burning Man is about 7 square miles. Filled with music, dancing, art, giant sculptures and outrageous art cars. We are lucky enough to have the Bioluminesent Slug in our camp. It's a flat bed truck that has been converted into a 2 story disco that holds 40 folks. It's awesome to jump on and meet all different types of folks who jump on as well as she gets us to all the best parties and events.
Here is a link to a great highlight slide show of the past 10 years at
Here are 2 more art cars that are pretty cool.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I had a chance to watch this film on Amazon a few days ago. It tells the story of Matt Rutherford as he circumnavigates the Americas without stopping. 27,000 miles in just under a year. It's an amazing story of a troubled youth who falls in love with sailing. He gets some ocean miles and then buys a 27 foot Albin Vega. Not a great boat for voyaging but all he can afford. I won't tell you anymore other than you should watch this movie. It's free if you are a Prime member.