Posts Tagged ‘Julia Brown’

2011 OCT – SF Bay to Long Beach

2011 OCT – SF Bay to Long Beach

San Francisco to Long Beach Saturday October 29th 2011 It was a busy week prepping the boat for its trip from the SF Bay down to Long Beach.  I had lists of things to do and every evening after work I would work on clearing the lists.  The last thing to do on the boat […]


2011 OCT – Baja Haha (missed it)

2011 OCT – Baja Haha (missed it)

2011 OCT – BAJA HAHA preparations … (missed it!) Missed the HaHa but had prepped the boat anyway in anticipation:  WHAT I BOUGHT in 2011: Total – $6,144 My mother is 84 this year and I worry that we may not have very many years left together. And even though I call her every weekend, […]


2010 July – Weather Station

2010 July – Weather Station

2010 JULY – Weather Station I have a West Marine model Weather Base 20 which works perfectly well and tells the temperature, humidity, time, and most important to me as a sailor, it tells the wind speed and wind direction.  That is, it did until one of the 3 cups on the external wind indicator […]


2009 Nov – Cruising the Sacramento Delta

2009 Nov – Cruising the Sacramento Delta

  I decided to spend a few days in the Sacramento Delta and shanghai’ed a friend into coming along.   We didn’t deliberately choose this time of year, namely late Fall; it was more or less decided for us by circumstances. But the weather forecast was for calm days, highs in the mid 60’s, and most […]


2009 Sept – From Long Beach to San Francisco Bay

2009 Sept – From Long Beach to San Francisco Bay

I got a new contract in San Jose so I moved my boat from Long Beach up to its new berth in the San Francisco Bay.  I hired a skipper, Nikolay, because (a) I have never done the trip and (b) it is September and the weather forecasts were for hazardous weather, and (c) I am conservative […]


Jan 2008 – Buying In Mexico

Jan 2008 – Buying In Mexico

The East Coast of the USA is definitely the place to be if you want to buy a multihull because the shallow draft of multihulls is perfect for the Bahamas and Caribbean islands.  But my son had precipitously returned to Los Angeles from South Africa so I schlepped across country from DC to LA to […]