Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Mark: I don't like all that extra crap in my oatmeal. I like it straight, 2:1 water to oatmeal, boil the water first then add the oatmeal, turn it to low, set the timer for 6-7 minutes, stir occasionally. Remember to set the timer.
Dick: Mark is an older man with a poorer memory that's why he needs to keep things simple. I put all the water, oats, banana and dried fruit together, cover and top with the teapot, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and go have a cup of coffee, come back later, add milk, reheat and eat.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
A quick stop in Tehachapi CA to refuel revealed a cute town that needs more exploration on another trip.
It was a 20 hour drive and it went quite well with two of us driving. Now, we must apply these land passage skills to passage-making on the water. Just one night of sailing to the next anchorage exhausted us last year. It would take 2-3 days at anchor to recover.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Answer: An ironing board in Mexico is a burro on which you iron clothes.
Mountable games? Despite looking intently for this product, I could find nothing. Maybe I don't want to know.
Another favorite along the main street in the central district is Maria'ss Bufeet. In US dollars (today) that means all you can eat for $4.24. Dick's eaten here (he loves a bargain) and said it wasn't that good. Note the ledge you must step over to get inside.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sadly my camera batter died at this moment and I wasn't able to capture the next hour of school groups. I think every school in town was there, some in historical costumes. Back in the USA, many would have disapproved of the students dressed as revolutionaries carrying paper knives and guns. The next 2 hours were drum and bugle groups, local clubs for dancing, sports, etc. The final 2 hours of the parade consisted of every fire and police vehicle in the city blasting sirens and honking horns. Finally, after about 6 hours, the city streets returned to normal.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I cut a plywood cover for the opening and a smaller cardboard inset.
My assistant glued the inset into position on the plywood.
I used a drill to screw the plywood onto the rudder
and drilled pour holes.
The two-part foam components which become active when mixed 1:1
Pour together, stir throughly and start pouring within 45 seconds.
Here, I'm holding the pour spout waiting for my assistant to do the pouring. The foam grows to 8 times the original volume and gets rather warm.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
L-R: Biaggio, Steve, Dick who was able to hoist a few beers with his left hand, thank goodness.
Horacio, above, operates the ___ by remote control while Biaggio,
Gem's owner, watches and takes pictures.
We first met Biaggio at Los Frailles anchorage about a year ago, then ran into him again in La Paz and Espiritu Santo. He sailed the South Pacific for 8 years, has a wealth of knowledge.
As you can see, the hull below the water line needs to be painted and all the "stuff" under the boat needs to be put back on the boat or thrown away.