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Burning Man 2014

I was one of the lucky ones to attend the Back Rock City annual bacchanal.  I have been wanting to go for about 10 years and made it up there with a camp of 30 like minded folks.&nbs...


NYC Tugboat Race 2014 c

True, the Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition does involve a race, and trophies are given for the best finishes, but my favorite part is just the pushing around.     ...



Northbound

The waterfront here in San Diego is quiet. Too quiet. After four days of cannon fire reverberating throughout the downtown, crowds of people, and live music, it is disconcerting to hear t...


The Space Between Contractions

I want to tell you about the calm in the center of a storm. About a timeless place of softly swirling nothing. About drifting weightless across eons that span mere moments. About a galaxy...


PotLucks and Puppy Cuddles

Today, we're spending the day dog sitting our favourite-est dog EVER!! We first met Brody (along with David and Libby on SV Peregrine) as we started our travels down the ICW over two year...


Rose colored glasses and doing your math...

Some interesting news on the battery front, just another captain of industry, and a guitar of note...Wow, Labor Day has come and gone again... Time really does fly.Yesterday I noticed the...


Coastal Living Showhouse: Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area

See the rest of the Coastal Living Showhouse Coronado Island here: First floor introduction | First floor bedrooms | Backyard/porch/pool The upstairs has a big open kitchen, living room/d...


Weekend with my nephew

I spent Labor Day weekend with this handsome guy. I am back at my place now and missing those sweet baby cuddles. BUT happy to skip those 5 AM wake up calls (he is a great sleeper but ear...


Clear and cold in Shearwater Bay, Kodiak

September 1, 2014 Clear and cold in Shearwater Bay, Kodiak Anchor Position: 57 20.7 N 152 53.4 W Another blissfuly calm night at anchor, our sample size is pretty small, but we like t...


Treasure Hunt for a Rocna Anchor

My last 3 posts described: 1) how I fouled the propeller on my way to Sines; 2) how I dove under the boat, cut the boat free but failed to cut all the lines; 3) how I lost my Rocna 25 anc...



NYC Tugboat Race 2014 b

Happy Labor Day.  And for most of these photos, I’m grateful to William Hyman, whose perspective was Pier I at 69-70th Street. The event starts with a parade . . . including a range...


Header Photo: A Dutch Skûtsje Capsized

I mentioned in my previous post about the the Dutch Skûtsje working scow that they do indeed capsize. In this photo lifted from the InterWebs, it is unclear whether this behemoth is just ...


Music Whenever:; "Roar" Yet Another Great Scott Bradlee Arrangement

While I'm on a Scott Bradlee kick, this is another great arrangement I just can't let go. Featuring vocalist Annie Goodchild and the incomparable, frenetic, tamborinist maestro, Tim Kubart.




Day 315, Year 9: Cuttyhunk to Quissett Harbor

Day 315, Year 9: Cuttyhunk to Quissett Harbor Date: Monday, September 1, 2014 Weather: Overcast and Hazy ‘til 2 pm, then Sunny and Beautiful Miles Traveled: 14 Location: Back Home in Quis...


Kodiak harbor hopping

August 31, 2014 Kodiak harbor hopping We enjoyed two blissfully calm days anchored inside the sand spit in Three Saints Bay viewing grizzlies, deer, otter, seals and eagles. Today we&#...


NYC Tugboat Race 2014 a

But first . . . it’s a race, and there are trophies for such categories as best-looking, best mascot, best tattooed crew person . . .  .  And there is pushing and jostling, for whic...


More than a pest!

Having come from Canada where they joke that the national bird is the mosquito, you’ll find several references to these annoying pests on our blog (do a search). As much of a nuisan...


Day 314, Year 9: Battleship Cove to Cuttyhunk

Day 314, Year 9: Battleship Cove to Cuttyhunk Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Weather: Totally Overcast All Day, Winds 15-20 SW Latitude: 41 25.487 N Longitude: 070 54.811 W Miles Traveled:...


Day 313, Year 9: Battleship Cove

Day 313, Year 9: Battleship Cove Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Weather: Mostly Sunny, Temp in the 70’s Latitude: Longitude: Miles Traveled: 14 Location: Battleship Cove, Fall River, Rho...



Kodiak

August 30, 2014 Anchor Position: 57 06.44 N 153 29.81 W Kodiak After being blown off the Alaksan Peninsula by strong NW winds, we went with it and had a nice overnight sail to Kodiak...