Dad's Retirement Home

Finally, those pesky kids are grown and can deal with life on their own... I'm headed for some warm water, some awesome diving, and an incredible journey ahead... with or without you guys. [Call on the VHF to:] Whiskey-Delta-Echo-8791

19 June 2018 | Coyote Point Marina
01 October 2013 | S.F. Ca
24 September 2013 | Morro Bay, Ca.
09 July 2012 | same 'ol place
25 August 2011 | home
07 June 2011 | homefront
17 May 2011 | Still at Home
03 July 2010 | Drooling on the floor
17 June 2010 | computer printer
02 June 2010 | by the pool
24 May 2010 | front porch
27 April 2010 | house
06 April 2010 | dry dock... LoL
01 April 2010 | the many pages of the sales sheet
21 January 2010 | Pacific
13 January 2010 | Pacific
12 October 2009 | monterey
09 October 2009 | Monterey
18 August 2009 | on the deck
15 July 2009 | office of the broker

another day in hell, another one in paradise

09 July 2012 | same 'ol place
As I read a blog from a fellow cruiser member, Rich Boren of Third Day, I find myself staring at the screen in disbelief that my dream has been draggin' along for over 4 yrs now. The excitement of every day getting closer and closer to a cruising date allowed me to keep hammering along on the daily grind stuff, thinking to myself that soon, maybe next month, maybe next year, and now... maybe never... I would realize the experience of cruising out-water and making a few dive spots in the Caribbean or South Pacific islands a notation in my dive log book. Rich and Lori and the kids have been living the life aboard their (first 32' Pearson I think it was and now a 52' Hudson) family sailboat and have come to the end of their planned stay away from the states, checking out practically every taco stand on the coast of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Now as they are scheduled to return stateside, I find my plans are just wispy thoughts that we're wishful thinking and have basically resigned myself to the hum-drum life here on land, never to see the deck of my catamaran.
As I write this paragraph, I feel this blog is coming to an end and although I wrote several hopeful entries trying to motivate myself and my direction in life to fulfill my dreams of semi-world travel via sailboat, the economy, the housing slump of 2010-2011 put a damper on all of those thoughts. Nothing short of a big winning lottery ticket will allow me to see those dream days materialize. I followed many sites where in I scoped out several boats that seemingly fit my preconceived idea of what I needed and did many calculations with the price, real estate sales, working and saving and tried to arrive at a way to have enough funds to make it all work. Alas, nothing I can do now will be enough and as life creeps away I feel a disappointment inside that won't go away and on occasion a trip to the coast and a walk in the marina will have to suffice. As I walk among the boats and sailors and their families and read the blog posts here of those that got out, I will again share their travels and dream the dream that got away.

Vessel Name: s/v Blind Dreams (VHF) WDE8791
Vessel Make/Model: still looking to be a CAT owner!
Hailing Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean
Crew: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
About: Just me, my new found friend & lover... and my daughter.
Extra: With dive gear, a dry towel, the grill cookin' with seafood ... what else could you possibly want? Oh, right... a curvesa and my violin & cello for entertainment.
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Capt. Dennis & Darling Daughter Jaimie

Who: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean