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

FCC license granted

20 May 2009 | at anchor
Capt Dennis
Well, on the 13th of May I was finally granted the call sign WDE 8791 so if anyone wants to call on the VHF that's the numbers. It ain't a big deal to most but the last license I had was several decades ago when the FCC actually took the CB Radio thing a lot more seriously. In those days you had to use the CB like most people use the VHF now. What a change a few years make! Anyway, that's that.

On to number 2: I've been getting e-mails from a few people who have been following the Sandy Beach Dive Charter blog, and asking what happened... well... life happens (or doesn't happen whichever way you want to look at it.) I'll still do the charter thing but instead of advertising and making it appear I'm competing with all those BIG NAME charter companies (which I don't want to do anyway), I'll be keeping things on the 'down-low' and taking donations for your travel vacation experience. Instead of a structured itinerary the few people who travel with me will make their own. No time schedule, no preset destination, not many rules and that way everyone will be relaxed and rested. If you want to stay at one spot for 3 days, we stay... simple as that. More later on that subject.

On to number 3:

My offer on the sailboat back east was declined. (Not surprised). There is a supposedly beautiful Mac65 coming to Fort Launderdale the first week of June and if things go right, well... I don't want to Jinx things so I'll leave it at that.

On to number 4:

Trans update... still waiting for some parts for the valve body and they should be here and that project concluded by tomorrow - Wednesday if things work properly... not getting my hopes up yet because it's been 3 weeks so far and I'm really not expecting anything less than "screwed up"... I shouldn't be disappointed.

Well, vacation time is coming... summer is hitting the North America continent and people should be getting ready for bar-b-q and swimming... etc. I'm getting ready to retire to that boat... so,
I'll keep plugging away at it.

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