19 July 2012 | Muertos to Cabo San Lucas
18 July 2012 | Bananza to Muertos
17 July 2012 | La Pax, Mexico to Port San Luis, CA
16 July 2012 | Adios La Paz...California Here we Come
13 July 2012 | The story of Manana
08 July 2012 | Regarding the Cost of Cruising!
06 July 2012 | Is where you are....not a place.
04 July 2012 | But No One Cares!
01 July 2012 | Have your Blanket Ready
26 June 2012 | As Massive Interrior Wood Work
24 June 2012 | The Countdown until the End
23 June 2012 | Splash Dingy and off we go to help
21 June 2012 | The Inflatable Dingy Question
14 June 2012 | From 1/2 Chain to 3/4 Nylon
13 June 2012 | Going through one to get another
10 June 2012 | Where Size does matter
08 June 2012 | The End Starts Here
05 June 2012 | But closer
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...