Lemons Way

The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.

16 October 2017 | Northern Sea of Cortez , within a short cruise from home port
16 October 2017 | Somewhere along the way
16 October 2017 | Northern Sea of Cortez
11 October 2017 | Marina Real. Not supposed to work on the boats in the water, but doing it anyway
08 October 2017 | Kitchen, Tucson
05 October 2017 | Backyard
17 September 2017 | San Carlos, Son.
17 September 2017 | Driving back to Marina Real
15 September 2017 | Soggy Peso
07 September 2017 | Downwind Marine, San Diego
07 September 2017 | San Diego
07 September 2017 | Coronado, CA
07 September 2017 | San Diego
05 September 2017 | Grand Canyon
02 September 2017 | Rancho Sedona RV Park
29 August 2017 | Sabino Canyon
17 June 2017 | North Sails Loft
17 June 2017 | North Sails


22 September 2007 | Tucson, Arizona
Keith - Late summer - very early fall
I've always wanted to name a sailing boat Lemon's Way in honor of my grandfather, Leonard Rofey of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, may he rest in peace; but I was worried people would think I was referring to the quality of the boat rather than the quality of my Pupup. Lemons was his nickname referring to his once golden yellow hair. Pupup (as I call him) may never have stepped foot on a sailboat, but what I'm trying to honor by the title of this sailing blog is his spirit of living for the day and not being willing/able to settle for a mundane life of daily toil. He worked during his life, just like I have, but in the end Pupup didn't have much to show for it. Nevertheless, there was another more adventurous side of Lemons. Not adventurous like sailing around the world. He and his cronies were the last of the old school east coast city hustlers who lived large, gambled big, skirted the edge of the law, and eventually found themselves in their 70s sharing toasted rye bread and decaf coffee at the donut shop each day before car pooling to the race track in search of that old feeling not quite possible to achieve through $2-$15 bets. If you asked him, Pupup never did worse than break even after a day of gambling on the horses. I'll try to employ the same attitude in this sailing blog. Anyway, Pupup's vice is a lot like sailing, except that ocean sailing is probably less economically sound than throwing an equivalent amount of money away over the years on the daily double and the trifecta. So even if in the end I have nothing of substance to show for it, at least I'll have this blog so that friends, family, and any interested dreamers can join my sailing adventures.
Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
Keith is a 40 something year old Family Law Attorney from Tucson, Arizona who somehow managed to develop a love of sailboat cruising and adventure in spite of growing up in the desert. This blog used to be about how I become a n occasional coastal cruising sailor. [...]
Extra: Our sailing life has now come full circle back to San Carlos on the Sea Of Cortez.
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