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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    You must have your copy of Strunk & White close by or memorized. Engineers were not allowed to buy the book.
    In Estonia?

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    Hey, that's me! I saw you motoring back in. It was slo-o-o-oww. Nice, but slow.
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    Default Fourth of July 2020 in Monterey

    Arrived yesterday to find signs at entrances to Monterey beaches read "Beaches closed July 4 and 5th". This morning the number "3" had been added to every sign, indicating that the beaches were closed July 3-5. However, the Wharf was open, albeit while wearing masks

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    The entire Del Monte Beach was closed. Except for persons entering the water. Huh?

    Apparently the beaches are open to surfers. And people attending kayak classes.

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    And to people with oceanfront accommodations

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    Also, I notice wryly, for women wearing bikinis. Oh, did I forget to capture those images? Sorry.

    Luckily, for all the (many) families who arrived in Monterey hoping to go to the beach, the Estero offered a way to get on the water

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    Certainly it was a thankless task for the very polite officers who patrolled the beach on their dune buggies wearing those hot helmets. And masks.

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    When I was a kid, my parents thought I should take up tennis. So I had tennis lessons, several summers. I actually played tennis off and on for about 5-6 years. I'd take my racket and some balls down to the high school courts, riding my bike and whack them around for a while. The thing is, I really never got to be very good. One summer, my parents decided that I should take sailing lessons at the Monterey Peninsula YC. We learned in El Toro's of course. I feel sorry for the guy who was our instructor. Anyway, I learned the basics, but when it was over. I didn't have a sailboat, what to do? So a couple of times, my dad drove me down to the Estero, and rented what was essentially an El Toro knockoff sailboat. I must have gone out maybe all of 2-3 times, but I remember sailing...barely....around the Estero.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    ...... I remember sailing...barely....around the Estero.
    Oh, I'd love to see a photo of that! Little Alan sailing in an el Toro knockoff. Cuuuuute! Kinda like this?


    https://vimeo.com/393085123

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Oh, I'd love to see a photo of that! Little Alan sailing in an el Toro knockoff. Cuuuuute! Kinda like this?


    https://vimeo.com/393085123
    Oh much less exciting than that!....and these little fiberglass boats were pretty beat up, if memory serves.

    My dad wasn't the type to think "Father-son project, build a boat!" but I might have gone for it, if he had been.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Dura Mater gettin' it done at the RYC Beer Can last night:

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    Photos by Ornaith

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    Those are some beautiful pictures!!

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    This was an eerie day for sure. Here is the RYC marina

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    I went down to add teenie cleats to my tiller and found that Dura Mater had a heavy, silt-like layer of soot on everything. Not a good night to have left the sail cover off :-((

    As I walked to my car the faithful began to arrive for the Wednesday night buoy races.

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    When you take all the color out of the light all your left with in black and white

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