21 November 2008 | Sometimes words just can't express something like a photo
21 November 2008 | This Video was taken on Leg One of the 2008 Baja Ha-ha from San Diego to Turtle Bay
20 November 2008 | I'm sure it may get old hearing it, but it's true
19 November 2008 | With a fresh loaf of Sourdough Bread baking and 12 large ice cubes, life is good.
19 November 2008 | I'm Glad Diesel is only $2.50/gal because we have been motoring since 0340hrs
18 November 2008 | The Saga of the 33lb Tuna, as told by Jason age 9
18 November 2008 | How to reach us while we are at sea.
17 November 2008 | Slowing down, throwing out the schedule, and having a blast
15 November 2008 | Amy was pulled up the mast and enjoyed the view
14 November 2008 | 47 miles from Los Frailes to Bahia De Los Muertos
13 November 2008 | Lori's Salon open for Business
13 November 2008 | The Captain uses his Dive Gear for the first time in years!
12 November 2008 | What does a guy in Paradise want for his Birthday?
11 November 2008 | Taking our time getting to La Paz
10 November 2008 | Departing Cabo San Lucas enroute to La Paz
08 November 2008 | With Filming done of this years Baja Ha-ha Rally, the editing work begins
08 November 2008 | The Crew of THIRD DAY survives three trials in Paradise
06 November 2008 | We can see Cabo Falso now as we approach Cabo San Lucas
05 November 2008 | Enroute to Cabo San Lucas with a 33lb Tuna aboard
Four Years Ago
19 August 2016
Four Years ago today we grabbed our Port San Luis, California mooring ball and ended our Four year Cruise of Mexico so the kids could attend normal High School. It's a decision that has worked out well, even if I have missed the Tacos. But, once you hit the mark of being back for longer than you were away it's time to start planning the next adventure before old man time claims another prisoner.
So, Jason starts his senior year of High School next week and the plans are being crafted for what we are calling Chapter 3. I can't give it all away yet (partly because we don't have it all figured out yet), but suffice it to say, I won't be needing a diesel heater soon and I see Tacos in my future. I also have that butterfly in my stomach feeling again...and I like it!
The Hairy Edge: Life Living Aboard
19 July 2016
Ok, so today I tested the limit and found the hairy edge...
The shower has been draining slow over the last few days and Lori kept asking me to clean it out. See on a boat, the shower water doesn't just magically disappear down the drain and off to the municipal swear plant. On a boat the shower drains into a small gallon sized sump box and in the box there is a "automatic" pump so that when the box gets full the shower water is pumped overboard. So two bad things can happen with this standard boat design, depending on where the clog forms.
1. The shower sump pump dies and before you know it the shower water flows into your bilge area, usually happening for a few days before you notice it, by either a bilge alarm going off or the smell coming from beneath the floor boards.
2. The drain and hair strainer at the entrance to the shower sump box plugs (remember hair + pump = bad). In this case the shower stall doesn't drain or it drains very slowly.
We were experiencing condition No 2, it was 915PM and the last thing I wanted to do was clean out the hair and scum trap, so I just told Lori Boren that the standing water in the bottom of the shower was like a Spa Treatment Pedicure for her feet calluses.
Well, out came the wet-dry-vac and the lines and hair trap screen are now cleaned and the shower is draining again. But for some reason despite the fact that we are both clean...Lori decided to sleep on the couch tonight...geeze. Living the Dream still has its falls down to earth.
Teak Removal Progress
31 May 2016
Hey....it's not as bad as it's made out to be...