Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Better Day...

We're so sad to report that Peter Spooner, our good friend and sometimes crew mate, has passed away.

You fought hard, Pete, rest in peace.

A little clip done a few years ago as Morewater and Istaboa crossed the Chesapeake Bay and spent an exceptionally nice weekend in Onancock, Maryland.

A better day, indeed.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Entire Observable Universe, Captured In One Stunning Image

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Using Photoshop and logarithmic maps created by scientists at Princeton, artist and musician Pablo Carlos Budassi combined images from NASA with original sketches to create this stunning illustration that captures the unimaginably vast observable universe.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

72º @ 26º

It's nice to be back — the sound of the surf pounding the beach and winds blowing Northish — perfect temps along with ocean scents make being home a pleasure.

We did enjoy our time back in funky old Memphis.

Friends, food, music... a great hang.

Traditions stand:

Ralph always smokes us a Turkey and a couple of slabs of Ribs.

Earnestine and Hazel's Soul Burgers on Christmas Eve and Gumbo with Catfish at Blue City Cafe on Beale St. early New Year's Eve.

Our last night in town was capped off in true Memphis style with one last Soul Burger and a couple of sets of The Earnestine and Hazel's House Band featuring old-old friend Willy Bearden pickin' and singin'.

And... we added to our art collection with new piece by neighbor and running buddy, John Robinette.
We should know better than to walk into John's studio, but the new painting does look perfect in this spot.

So, once again we found old Memphis to be a great hang; there's no place like home.

But, there's no place like home as I take a deep whiff of salt air, my sinuses clear, and a relaxed smile forms on all our faces. (Conflicted?—No, fortunate.)

Here's to a healthy and fulfilling 2016.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's A Boat, Senator

The USS Milwaukee, an advanced littoral combat ship and the most recent vessel launched by the U.S. Navy, lasted less than three weeks in the water before a problem involving metal filings in its lubrication oil caused it to suffer a “complete loss of propulsion.” The $362 million ship had to be towed into port for repairs.

The incident sparked an angry statement from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Reporting of a complete loss of propulsion on USS Milwaukee is deeply alarming, particularly given this ship was commissioned just 20 days ago,” McCain said in a statement. “U.S. Navy ships are built with redundant systems to enable continued operation in the event of an engineering casualty, which makes this incident very concerning.

Me thinks John has never owned a boat.

Complete article here ... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/navy-362-million-ship-needs-111500822.html

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Capt Tony's

If these walls could talk ...

No, we're not in Key West, but we were a while back. (yes, I like the fuzzy shots)

Gonna be another Christmas in Memphis — It's been warm there and we're hoping that holds out a while longer.