This is kind of a big deal. There are not many bloggers that last a year! They say a blogger's year is equal to a dog year so in this case we are turning 70! Feels like it. Other sailing bloggers that have been going this long include the Tillerman at Proper Course and the Horse's Mouth, Joe. Congrats to them! Heck, they gave me some motovation to get started. What really inspired me was a couple accidents on the bay. The most famous of the two was the Santana 22 that got caught at the south tower of the GGB. Their boat got caught in a huge breaking wave and they were rescued but the boat was at the bottom. It was all caught on film by a surf photo guy. I thought, why not do a blog about people making mistakes on the water so we can learn from them. Bonehead Moves on the Water was born. The site has evolved over the years, but we still are running with the main theme.
To celebrate this momentous occaision, we will be looking back at some of the top posts. There have been well over 2000! It going to be fun and I hope you will stick around. On Friday, I will have a big announcement to make! Keep sailing and stay safe!
So here we go with a blast from the past.
Preparing for My First Ocean Passage (October 2010)
As I put the final touches on the departure for my trip to San Diego and
on to meeting the boat that will take me down the coast of Mexico, I
think about all the water adventures I have had that have lead me to
this point. My love for the water started when I learned to swim at 3,
joined the swim team at 4, water skiing and boating on the Chesapeake as
a boy, learning to surf at 10, swimming on scholarship at UNLV, moving
to Carmel, CA at 21, surfing the Pacific coast, moving to the bay area
and sailing with friends on a rented sailboat, learning to windsurf in
Foster City and then the bay and delta, houseboat trips to Shasta, Don
Pedro and Oroville, receiving a Sunfish from my future wife for my
birthday, moving up to a wooden dory in 1999, and finally buying a 30'
sailboat for bay adventures ten years ago this month, and sailing that
boat once a week or more for the last ten years! It has been an amazing
adventure indeed. The Baja Ha Ha sailing rally starts in 5 days and I
will be on a 36' cat with a crew of four. 200 boats and 600 sunshine
seeking sailors will set sail for Cabo San Lucas on Monday, October 25
at 11am. The journey will take us 750 miles down the Baja coast. The
first 330 mile leg will take us to Turtle Bay for a two day stopover to
rest, relax, fix broken parts and have a beach party. Then it's off for
a 220 mile leg to Bahia Santa Maria for another beach potluck and fun.
I am bringing the volleyball net and bocce. Our last leg will be 180
miles to Cabo for another round of beach events. We will have a car
there and will spend a day at Palmia and San Jose del Cabo. I return on
the 6th of November to celebrate my 17th wedding anniversary. I will
be blogging down the coast but will not be able to upload our adventures
until we get to Cabo due to the remoteness of our route. I am looking
forward to seeing the stars and planets in a very dark setting, watching
dolphins dance in our bow wave, drinking that first beer in Turtle Bay,
meeting 600 friendly folks, and seeing the arch at the end of the Cape
as we round the corner into Cabo. Please check back and take a look at
the fun and the laughs we plan to share on this beautiful sail down the
coast of Baja Sur!