Livin the Dream!!

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13 February 2024 | LaCruz Marina
01 February 2024
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25 January 2024
20 January 2024 | San Quintin (no not the prison!)
16 January 2024 | ensenada
13 January 2024
29 November 2023 | Back at Das Boat!

home…for the holidays?!???

29 November 2023 | Back at Das Boat!
Brian Wade | Lovely!!!!!
I know, I know…click bait! OMG! what a whirlwind of get together, meetings, health care and 2 repaired teeth in my head….bring on open water! Yes, I understand my dates are off, returned late to the boat, but here I am, enjoying a crisp cold IPA and devouring an albacore melt at the local dock pub….life is good! Just arrived today, back to the boat, took 5 days and a ton of visits with friends and the Broski to get here….let me enlighten you :)

Pic is of my fave niece and new hubby….of course…a few adult wobbly pops were consumed at a Mexican joint in Mill Creek, then moved venue to “the wood shop” for drinks and pool…SO fun, I will miss them :(
sometimes the nomad lifestyle has it’s pitfalls.

it was a month + of catching up, working around the shop & rentals…organizing and purging thousands of pounds of crap in the shop and deciding what was imperative to cram into my poor little Subaru for the trip south.

fast forward…to keep it real, tearful goodbye’s to my parents…(never been gone 7 months before!) and head south, meet my friend Gail for breakfast, gifts of incredible chocolate zucchini bread and other gifts for the boat, (more tearful goodbyes) and hammer down to Klammath Falls for nice posh hotel. Next day, hang with my good friend Dave in Sacramento, drinks & dinner & future plans to connect…(you better freaking come to New Zealand dude!) Next connection was with the Beta Marine West peeps in Sausalito (my engine for the boat people) for a tour of the shop and to finally meet John, my brother in arms, helped me for 3 years sorting out the engine, installation, tuning and extra spare parts…so fun connecting a face to the voice, thanks John!!!

From there hammer down again, hooking up with Da Broski & his posse in SLO (san luis obispo) for a ruckus night in town….(had to leave to get sober) always a good time with plenty of laughs with my Bro….(more hard goodbyes….he can’t make it to Mexico this winter).

Peddle to the metal, last leg to SD AND THE BOAT!!!
Now, I will tell you, I love the trip down the 101, but as soon as I got to LA county…..I had to embrace the suck for HOURS!….It’s beyond me how traffic can be so horrific early in the afternoon…but that’s the price I was ready to pay. I’m glad it’s over, boat is fine, I have no visible scars, or so my therapist says, internalizing is bad….LOL!
KIDDING!!! I don’t have one of those :)

all for now, I think the gal running the bar wants to go home and I need a to go box!!

More to come ya’ all!!!!!
Vessel Name: wades aweigh
Vessel Make/Model: 1974 Irwin 37
Hailing Port: anacortes, wa
Crew: Captain Lawnboy!
About: Me? well, retired pseudo landscaper turned worldsailor and adventure junkie….chasing new horizons one ocean at a time
Extra: I bought the boat from mom & dad in 1999 and have been restoring her to current glory ever since. It's a work in progress. This blog is an accounting of my travels raw and uncut.
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misc pics of the trip so far!!!
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From Everett to San Diego in 2 weeks
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