Monday, January 16, 2017

Holiday Pics

Had a great sail aboard Addiction yesterday.  Travis from the Haha and his friend Peter joined.  Along with Kona, we headed out not thinking there would be much wind.  Forecast was for 5 knots of wind.  There was some lingering fog as we headed out.  After motoring about 10 minutes, we found the wind.  It started light but soon we were in 12-15 for most of the afternoon.  Had a great run to Angel and then set the kite.  We could not get to the spot we wanted and gybing the kite would have been difficult so we dropped it and were able to sail the rest of the way home.  A great day on the water indeed.  I think the area fog had a lot to do with the forecast being very wrong.  Just goes to show you that, at least in the Bay Area, despite a low wind forecast, we had terrific wind and a warm, sunny day!

 Here is a great song written by Vangelis, performed by Chrissie Hynde and featuring MLK!  The MLK part starts at the 11:30 mark.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Trip Outline - Our 7000 Mile Adventure to Australia

Noting is carved in stone at the moment.  This is a very general idea of some of the landfalls we will make in 2018/19.  Next step is to purchase the boat this fall.  Then things will start to fall into place. Departure is in 20 months! 

You can view the full version by clicking at the bottom right of the table.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Great Story

A man from Washington quits his job, sold everything, bought a humble sailboat and sailed to Chile to ski the glaciers.  Read his story here.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Weekend Pics from the Archives

That's my Kona on the dodger.  He is too big for that now.

Bonehead Moves x 2!

It's going to be a wet and wild ride with lots of rain and wind this weekend.  They are claiming up to 10 inches of rain in the mountains.  Could this be the end of the drought?  So far, this is one of the wettest winters in 35 years!  Bring it!

Jeff Gordon Prank x 2

A while back I shared this great vid of Jeff pranking a salesman with hilarious results.

One of his fans thought it was set up and did not believe the prank was real.  See the vid below to see how Jeff responds.  Even better!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Solo Spinnaker

Got out mid day for some 8-10 knot winds.  Out near Angel, I decide to put the kite up for a run to the barn.  As soon as she is ready...the wind dies.  Slowly making my way back with a little motor and sail.  As I get closer, the wind picks up again and I raise her once more.  Very close to home and a nice run.  I have not put her up solo in a couple years but today was a great day to do it as the winds were kind to me.