Monday, December 3, 2018


With the highs in the low 60's, S and D spent a few afternoon hours on a bumpy lumpy ocean. The air was brisk and the visibility was fantastic. We saw Signal Point, Saddleback Mountain, the hills in La Jolla and the islands of San Clemente and Catalina. A wonderful panorama for sure.
Suited up for some cold weather sailing.

Saddleback Mt. in the background. A little trivia: Santiago Peak is the highest point in Orange County.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Look who's coming to town July 10-16, 2019... none other than the legendary fisherman, diver, surfer, mixologist and storyteller... Jackpot. You'll want to be part of this crew.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Eight bells toll for Bruce, our longtime good friend.  This morning he peacefully moved on to the other side of the horizon after 101 years with us. We were blessed to be in this man's presence and will be forever thankful. Wishing him eternal fair winds and following seas. Bravo zulu Mr. Hill. I'm going to miss strumming the uke with you.

Bruce on his 100th Birthday. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018


Amina flew in from Amsterdam to spend some time with her family and they were able to join us for an afternoon sail. The winds were light, the seas were calm, the food was yummy and time together was priceless. Super day.

Yelena and the star of the day Anahit.

Amina with brother Milk and her dad Opa (grandpa in Dutch).

We enjoyed an incredible sunset on the water.

The happy crew at the end of a fabulous day.
What a cutey!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


We were very touched when Bob and Cindy asked us to join them at Angel Stadium on a very special evening. Bob received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Professional Ball Players Association. It's a charity organization formed in 1924 to aid players that have fallen on tough times. Bob was acknowledged for his outstanding 41 years of coaching baseball at Capistrano Valley HS. It was a fantastic evening. We met and talked with many former big leaguers including Jerry Reuss, Bobby Grich, Rod Carew, Tommy Davis, Darrel Miller, Doug Decinces and Heavy Weight World Champion (1980-1982) Mike Weaver.

PS  I know this has absolutely nothing to do with Serenity Now but it was so cool I had to post it.

Cindy and Bob in the middle, long time great friends from Dana Hills days.

Talking story with Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Doug Decinces, former third baseman for the Baltimore and Anaheim Angels.

Feels real nice being in a major league dugout. Wish it was 50 years ago when I was still playing!

Second baseman Bobby Grich talking to Carew. Two greats.

Friday, November 2, 2018


While our docks were being repaired we ventured up to Mammoth Lakes. We enjoyed a few outstanding hikes to Crystal Lake and McGee Creek. Mid to late October is a perfect time to be in the eastern Sierra because of the fall color.

Twin Lakes


Thursday, October 11, 2018


We've noticed for some time now some cement cracks on our dock were getting larger. On my last visit to our boat this is what I found....

Thankfully neither of the boats were impacted by the self-imploding dock.