Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Today is my birthday and we are off to a very full Lake Shasta for a house boat trip with friends of 40 years. Hana will be joing along with her sister and brother (dogs). Should be great weather and not too busy. Next week, it's Eastern Europe with stops in Budapest, Vienna and Prague with my wife. We will be back in mid October. Bon voyage to us!
Monday, September 18, 2023
I took my friends out for a 4 day sojourn around the bay. We hit all the top spots. Angel Island, Sausalito, out the Gate, McCovey Cove, etc. Preparing the meals, cleaning up, sailing, and having a great time. On the last night, they were staying in a hotel and I was on boat clean up. 3 hours of non stop tidying up the boat. I returned home about 4pm, had dinner and promply passed out for 4 hours. Exhausted but happy. My dreams of being a charter captain in the Caribbean have been discontinued. This is very hard work! We had a lot of laughs and good times but chartering is too much work!
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
I mentioned my new toy for the boat earlier this summer, a 7'x7' platform that fits nicely on the foredeck. We hit a fabulous cove at my friends Scott's house and Hana took us to the beach with some doggie paddle. Check this really cute vid.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
If you are not in the surfing world, you have most likely never heard of Puerto Escondido in southern Mexico. The wave at Zicatela Beach is one of the heaviest and hollowest waves on the planet. Reknowned for it's consistent size and power, this wave breaks boards and backs frequently. The location of this town is about 150 miles south of Acapulco and getting close to the boarder of Guatemala. The break is not very famous unless you are a surfer. However, those in the know compare it to Hawaii's famous Pipeline wave. Cowabunga indeed!
My college roommate and his wife are headed out for a 4 day sail on the bay aboard Aquarius. Bob was musically influental in my life and turned me on to progessive rock at it's height in the late 70's. Supertramp, Jethro Tull, Genesis, ELP, and Yes to name but a few. He lives in Montana now and we see each other rarely. We take off Thursday for a sail to Angel Island and a bike ride around the 6 mile perimeter. Some of the most beautiful vistas anywhere. In the evening, we head to see a Dave Matthews cover band. Friday we sail to Sam's for lunch and then on to Sausalito for music at the Cruising Club and dinner at Le Garage. The tides look good for a sail out the Gate on Saturday and a slip at South Beach in SF. In the evening we are headed to see a tribute band play music of the Bee Gees at Bimbo's. That should be a gas! Sunday we will relax on the beach at Clipper and a sail in the afternoon. Monday they head back and I get to clean up the boat! Gonna be too much fun!!
Saturday, September 02, 2023
All sailors love the themes and songs from Mr. Jimmy. I have really enjoyed his music and books. My favorite was A Pirate Looks at 50. He flies around the world on his amphibious plane with wife and friends talking about his adventures. He sure lived a full, fun life and ended becoming a billionaire with all his holdings. RIP and I hope you find that lost salt shaker of salt!