Hero to Zero

Hero to Zero

In completing his Figure Eight Voyage, I suspect Randall Reeves does not consider himself a hero, but in my book he is. Clearly, lots of heroes exist in the world and just as many definitions of what a hero is. To me, a hero is someone that sets an ambitious and...
Sinking Feeling

Sinking Feeling

That sinking feeling….or worse yet: when it’s more than just a feeling…and it happened. YUCK, what a nightmare! Over the years we’ve seen our share of what happens to a boat when it’s sunk. It’s not pretty. The good news is, as with most things, such calamities are...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

As a Boy Scout, I learned the motto “Be Prepared.” This is a principle by which I’ve tried to live. That said, it’s obviously impossible to be prepared for everything that comes your way in life. For example, take the recent case of a Non-Government Organization (NGO)...
Reservations

Reservations

Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode about the rental car reservation? The one where Jerry expects to pick up a rental car because he made a reservation? As most things Seinfeld, we understood the humor because it felt relatable. If you have a reservation to have...
Talkin bout Mexico

Talkin bout Mexico

“Ohhhh Mexico….I never really been but I’d sure like to go” – J. Taylor Well, if you’re dreaming of the day when you’re ready to cast off your dock lines and sail south to Mexico, or beyond, let me offer a few words of advice in planning your trip… For example,...
Is it spring yet

Is it spring yet

Is it Spring yet? I know what I’m about to say sounds like a whining Californian, but seriously, is it Spring yet? I mean, I understand that water and rain are essential to our survival…but enough already. It’s Monday March 25th and we’re headed into a week of on and...