Jul 10 2009

Oh Well, Not This Weekend

Seems that after all my planning my wife decided that she didn’t want to go after all. Guess I’ll have to plan another time. Oh well…

Jul 09 2009

Catalina Trip Preparation – Part 3

Whew!  Charting our trip and noted that it’s about 53 miles to the island.  That means that it will take us 10-11 hours to get there.  We’ll have to leave around 6 in the morning to ensure that we get there with enough daylight to be able to get a mooring.  I’d prefer to dock …

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Jul 09 2009

A Cool Nautical Poem

First a wisp and then a notion, and then a breeze upon the ocean. She gathers force in her swirling size, with which nature empowers her skies. The waves are conjured by her calls, some are big and some are small. All dance to the fury from within, that guides this woman to her end. …

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Jul 09 2009

Why We Bought a Sailboat

There seem to be two ways of looking at the purchase of a sailboat.  Most people buy a boat as a luxury item to bring them pleasure.  It is an added expense.  We bought our boat for completely different reasons. The first motivation, was the economy.  We surmised that if we bought a large enough …

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Jul 08 2009

Catalina Trip – The Preparation Part 2

Food: We’ll take enough food for three days.  The food will be mostly dried and canned goods.  Things we can cook that do not require refrigeration, although we have a cooler onboard.  Rice and beans are a good mix.  Rice will go good with the fish we’ll catch, too.  I’ll need to take beer (Newcastle) …

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Jul 08 2009

Catalina Trip – The Preparation

Where to start? Okay, first off I need to check the moorings available there and the harbor rules for the two possible destinations.  Here is what I have found: Two Harbor Enterprises Mooring Fees (Cat Harbor, Isthmus & Isthmus Coves, Emerald, etc.) As of 5/30/07- (310) 510-4253 There are 257 moorings at Two Harbors and …

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Jul 07 2009

Strange Rigging – What is it??

Jul 06 2009

July 4th Videos

Mid day fishing… [kaltura-widget wid=”ym7a69pxb4″ width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”1″ editpermission=”3″ /] Part of my family playing… [kaltura-widget wid=”rqv6caugro” width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”1″ editpermission=”3″ /] Fireworks! [kaltura-widget wid=”mjh8j88fk8″ width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”1″ editpermission=”3″ /]

Jul 04 2009

Down From My Slip

Jul 04 2009

Fourth of July

So here we are on the Fourth of July, sitting on our boat in Dana Point Harbor. All is well and a glass of wine in hand, as we await the fireworks. I’ll take pictures and post them next.