alex’s birthday

Four boats and 16 or so people made it out to Ayala Cove at Angel Island this weekend for a neighbor’s birthday bbq bash. It was a nice smooth sail over in my neighbor Ken’s 1964 Cheoy Lee, and before I had even gotten onto the island I passed another neighbor who also sailed over but not part of our crew.

He and his friend were going to hike to the top of the island, and being that was something I’ve been wanting to do for ages I invited myself along. It was beautiful, and totally worth it even in the wrong shoes! We made it to the top of the island and back in 2 hours and some change. Six miles total. There was even food and beer left over when I got back down!! 🙂 🙂 Couldn’t have asked for more really.


sailors notes

Came home to this note on a Cruisers World magazine. I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend!



lovely days in the neighborhood

Ahh, man, I’ve been slacking on the blog posting, but to be honest I’m still trying to catch up! Two weeks of being really ill took a toll on my productivity (I had salmonella, in my blood. eek!). In between my naps and such, I have been putzing around the marina and enjoying myself somewhat.

First off, I got a chance to shave my dogs finally. Summer is here and it is HOT! They love coming with me on dinghy rides 🙂


There’s kayak polo games that happen a few times a week (much more interesting than the dragon boat racing that also happens a few times a week on my dock).


I went on a sail with my friends new (to him) Farrallon 29′, it was windy but it was also fun! My friend Steve bought this boat a few months ago and has been doing a lot of work to it, and more to be continued! Sailing adventures on S/V Copernicus!



And last but not least my neighbor Alex coordinated an Angel Island sail and BBQ! What a relaxing day that was!!

Fourth Of July is this coming Thursday, lots of people have four day weekends… not sure what it will bring but I hope it’s fun!