One of the many advantages to boat ownership is having a floating condominium here in the Bay Area. A few months ago my husband was invited to an all day event in the city, including a really nice dinner with an overnight stay. I suggested we skip the overnight stay in the hotel and just … Continue reading South Beach weekend liveaboard
Every other Friday, weather permitting, we have a sail out to a destination for lunch. This was supposed to be a way for me to meet other sailor friends and have some fun. The people available on Friday's are retired, and in the Bay Area retired means 80 years old. OK, nothing wrong with that, … Continue reading Sail Outs
This is a little touch & go usually, last year I went out both days. This year I was planning on going out on Saturday with the same crew from last year, my pilot friends with their family. Then I took some childhood friends out a few weeks ago who asked to go on Sunday, … Continue reading Prepping for Fleet Week SF
Forgot how much I like flying the drone when it comes back and mission accomplished. They asked me to take some pictures of a regatta that was a few miles out, I haven't practiced launching (or landing) from a boat so I had to do it on land. There are a ton of FAA restrictions … Continue reading Drone Shots
I was on the water all week, either in Tahoe or here in the Bay area. Sailing is taking a boat out and waiting for everything to go wrong, picking and choosing your battles. Our father's day plan was that I would take my husband out to Angel Island for the night on the moorings … Continue reading Windsurfing Committee Boat
Getting a lot of sailing in this week, took a crew to Sam's yesterday for lunch in Tiberon. Somehow I joined the cruising crew every other Friday and just found out yesterday it's a retired crew, most along for the ride. My morning shift at the golf course was all retired too (because really, that's … Continue reading Water Weekend!!
For the past five years or so, I've been in sailing and flying clubs that have allowed me to charter for my membership. Last year, I finally bit the bullet and bought my own boat - which was kind of always the goal, just hard to cough up the money for what I wanted in … Continue reading Sailing vs Flying
Especially since I'm now not working at all and I'm stuck indoors. It took 27 years to finally get the whole "bored housewife" thing. I was so busy when the kids were little, I always tried to have some kind of part time job or volunteer work. I could use a breather, it's just a … Continue reading Too Much Rain!!