Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Western Flyer and Sea of Cortez

In 1940, John Steinbeck commissioned The Western Flyer (76 ft trawler) for a 6 week, 4,000-mile ecological research trip resulting in the book, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez.” The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book … Continue reading

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Wounded Warriors

PWC – Wounded Warriors This morning I planned for three retired Lieutenant Colonels to get together to compare notes on life after the military and USAR.  I’ve known these guys for decades and since my idea of retirement is entirely … Continue reading

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On Retirement

It’s been almost three years now so, what has retirement taught me so far, if anything and what if anything can I share or relate to others possibly NOT so content in their retirement years or those close to retirement? … Continue reading

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The Adventurer!

Yours truly and NO, not photo shopped.  Also, I was not the closest one to the Kodiak brown bear.  Our Plan A included a getaway pick up truck nearby.  Our Plan B – for me to know. Subject: The Adventurer … Continue reading

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Hobe sailing catamaran to Catalina island

Today while jet skiing on the ocean I came across four Hobe sailing catamarans on their way to Catalina island, 26 miles on a windless 3-5 ft swell day.  Unfortunately these four they missed the wind weather window.  Yesterday, everything … Continue reading

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The ship that totally failed to change the world

The ship that totally failed to change the world http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28439159

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I love my Dinghy

Subject: I love my dinghy Some people go out for walks, runs or even bike rides for exercise, today I dinghied, with no thought in mind of exercising. Somewhere between the time I got back to the dock, I noticed … Continue reading

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Route Planning V1.0 – Portland to Los Angeles, CA

Subject:  Route Planning – Portland to Los Angeles, CA Practical: passage planning from the Cruising Helmsman circa 2012 // Whilst we were cruising in Mexico, we met many fellow cruisers from North America who had simply moved from their house … Continue reading

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How to Put Together An Expedition

Subject:  How to Put Together An Expedition How do expeditions come together and what is all involved? So, how do we go about putting together an expedition; well…… sort of similar to how we go about building a boat. If … Continue reading

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Boating Distances on the Pacific coast

Distances and options One of the questions my crew will be sure to ask is where is our first second or third stop on the way down the coast once we finally leave the waters of the Columbia river. To … Continue reading

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