On a Monday in November of 2018, we went to Avalon at Santa Catalina Island so that I could be certified to scuba dive (another story). Although we normally drop an anchor, because the free anchorage area was about 100 feet deep, we decided to take a mooring ball. Harbor Patrol (the people who collect […]
The picture, above, is of the marina where we keep our boat. We have lived on it part-time since 2010, in this marina, but now we are getting close to cutting the ties that keep us here. We are going to retire by July 1, 2018 and start sailing around the world. The plan is to shut […]
How to Have Cheese Aboard (or anywhere!): I learned a neat trick from Lin and Larry Parday with regard to long term cheese storage because … who doesn’t want nachos from time to time when you’re on an island where you’ve just arrived after sailing for a week or so? Storing cheese in oil. I […]
Our marina is located at Newmark’s Yacht Centre in Wilmington, California, in an area related to shipping. It’s extremely “rustic” and, while not the best marina in the area, it has some of the nicest people. Here is our boat at the slip to which we’ve been assigned where Dog Friday is on the lookout. […]
The sourdough starter that I made has turned into a success. I initially started with this guy’s recipe to make the starter, but then I found another website where a guy named Paul explained the hows and whys of sourdough bread. If I had to do it again, I would use the pineapple juice method that bypasses the nasty […]
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