Friday, May 30, 2014


Howland's Landing, Cherry Cove and then Hen Rock, it's all good.
This morning at Hen Rock.

Lion's Head looking very majestic.

The water's fine, come on in!

The Admiral's bringin' her home.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Had to take a day away from the boat yesterday as a fire broke out across the canyon from our house around noontime. As I watered down our hillside while mentally putting an exit strategy together, fixed wing aircraft and helos dropped water and retardant on the blaze. It was quite a remarkable coordinated effort by everyone involved and by 6 p.m. the worst was over.

This was taken from our rear yard looking across the canyon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Seems like only yesterday we were moving Serenity Now to her new home in Dana Point from King Harbor in Redondo Beach. She's done a lot of traveling since then. This last weekend JD and I explored the back side of the island and spent an evening at Silver Canyon. The winds were building so we tucked into Cat Harbor to wait for calmer seas. Back side weather is a whole lot different than front side.
Silver Canyon

The shark hunter

First time we ever saw geese at Cat Harbor

Sunday, May 4, 2014


We left the harbor today in light air and sunny skies. Within minutes we were greeted by three gray whales making their way north. What a pleasant surprise. We were sailing south so it was a brief, but exciting, encounter.


Thursday, May 1, 2014


On Wednesday, the four of us took a five mile boat ride to Cabo Pulmo. What a beautiful area. After our trip, Captain Cabo and the first mate (me), hauled-out and trailered the boat back to his home. While motoring the boat back to the marina (with lines in the water-we're not stupid), guess what, hook up! (see pic below). This place is unreal. Sadly, today after a sunrise walk on the beach, it was time to pack up and return. We're home and it's TIME TO GO SAILING.
The Admirals
Me and Captain Cabo, with our last dorado on this trip
Great way to start the morning