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    Well done, Tom! I did not know the area in front...

    Well done, Tom!
    I did not know the area in front of RYC had been dredged.
    Another 40 foot height was the advertised distance above the water of the lowest portholes on the TITANIC. A lot of good...
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    The prize is Marianne's Ginger Ice Cream over a...

    The prize is Marianne's Ginger Ice Cream over a Gayle's Scone.
    The answer is 40 feet, plus or minus one foot.
    The first question of 2021 is: What three vertical measurements all meet the criteria...
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    6184 Another photogenic sunset this evening,...

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    Another photogenic sunset this evening, 1/21/21. I appreciate these celestial celebrations more than the man-made fireworks that set the dogs barking and shivering in fear, as well as...
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    As seen this morning on Twin Lakes State Beach,...

    As seen this morning on Twin Lakes State Beach, "Honey, I've walked my 10,000 steps today."

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    photograph above by CDC painter Rainer S. As mentioned previously, it was Rainer who hung from...
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    Visits today by CBC PRO Jan B., and CBC Port...

    Visits today by CBC PRO Jan B., and CBC Port Capt/Treasurer Howard S.

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    For those who don't know Jan, her Southern charm belies a tough as nails approach to problem solving. As Captain Jan,...
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    6174 Vice-Commodore Synthia and staff member...

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    Vice-Commodore Synthia and staff member Rreveur visited the CBC clubhouse today. Lower right on deck table is a new set of acacia wood spurtles.
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    Video shows what happened to 5 Optimists and 1 El Toro under tow heading back into Santa Cruz Harbor against a 2 knot ebb current. With 6...
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    6167 As I hauled yesterday from my morning...

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    As I hauled yesterday from my morning paddle, Santa Cruz Yacht Club Juniors, 8-10 years, clad in wetsuits and PFD's, were launching their Optimist dinghies. I had no idea the coaches were...
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    Thanks, Alan. It's been proven possible to...

    Thanks, Alan. It's been proven possible to "sail" directly into the wind using a propeller or rotor. Could be wrong, but I doubt such methods could exceed the windspeed. A real conundrum was: can...
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    6152 6153 6156 3 recent evenings above...

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    3 recent evenings above Capitola Village, experimenting with a Google Pixel 4a phone (Unenhanced)
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    If you wondered the origin of large swells along...

    If you wondered the origin of large swells along the Pacific Coast the last few days, look no further than a Pacific storm of record proportions that swept the Aleutian Islands chain on New Year’s...
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    My nephew Jeremy's epic motorcycle trip in 2016...

    My nephew Jeremy's epic motorcycle trip in 2016 has been previously visited in these pages. However, solo sailor Whitall Stokes recent encounter with government officials in Argentina and Chile...
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    6135 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Whew, glad 2020 is...

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Whew, glad 2020 is over. Though nothing is assured in the New Year, the amount of loss last year is an almost unbearable burden for so many. Thank you all for your...
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    Holy Guacamole! What a story Whitall has on his...

    Holy Guacamole! What a story Whitall has on his website. I won't spoil it. But there's some amazing stuff going on at Puerto Williams, Chile. I am related to a Chilean, and to state her countrymen...
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    Looks like Whitall read the same info, and has...

    Looks like Whitall read the same info, and has temporarily anchored in the lee of Gusano Peninsula, outside Puerto Williams, Chile, likely to catch some shut eye and figure out which country to clear...
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    Stick a fork in it. The Race2Alaska is done, and...

    Stick a fork in it. The Race2Alaska is done, and won't be held in 2021. Possibly every other year; possibly never. There's no way to get to Alaska through Canadian waters, which are closed due to...
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    Whitall is putting into Ushuaia, Argentina, to...

    Whitall is putting into Ushuaia, Argentina, to begin an extensive list of repairs. "No decisions have been made" as to future plans. But suspect he may ultimately proceed westward back into the...
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    Navigation wise, Seabright Beach is in City of...

    Navigation wise, Seabright Beach is in City of Santa Cruz, 1/4 mile east of the Boardwalk, and 4 miles west of Capitola city limits. Just offshore the Rivermouth/Labryinth is the site of the first...
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    Thanks, Alan! I did not realize it at the time,...

    Thanks, Alan! I did not realize it at the time, but the Seabright Beach labyrinth, when viewed from above, fittingly represents a coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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    Congrats to Whitall and SPARROW, who rounded Cape...

    Congrats to Whitall and SPARROW, who rounded Cape Horn about 7 a.m. PST this morning, Dec. 26.!
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    This evening the MIGUEL KEITH continues plowing...

    This evening the MIGUEL KEITH continues plowing the ocean while steaming N/S at 7 knots on 10 mile legs back and forth offshore Santa Cruz.

    MK was built at the General Dynamics National Steel and...
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    6122 At sunset Christmas Eve, an apparition...

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    At sunset Christmas Eve, an apparition appeared seaward of CBC. Hard to tell how far off until looking at AIS. You don't normally see Naval vessels in Monterey Bay. This one was zig...
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    6118 Sleddog traversing the Seabright Beach...

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    Sleddog traversing the Seabright Beach Solstice labyrinth, still extant after 3 days.

    A labyrinth, different from a maze with branches leading to dead ends, is an ancient symbol that...
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    Good job on the composting head! It looks light...

    Good job on the composting head! It looks light and functional.
    We've used one in the boat (22') and RV trailer (14') with good success for 8 years. No smell, so we've not needed the vent nor...
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    Amazing what we discovered on Seabright State...

    Amazing what we discovered on Seabright State Beach this morning....

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    Happy Solstice, All!
    Enjoy the Celestial Jewelry in the southwest sky, shortly after sunset.

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