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    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, she has done more windward/leewards off the San Francisco City Front than anyone except Hank Easom. How is that, you might wonder? The answer is, among her many jobs, she was employed as skipper of a amphibious DUCK giving tourists a ride on the Bay.

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    Another first, though not found in any record books, is in 2014 Jan drove 2,750 miles across the country without ever backing up once, something her Casita trailer in tow refused to do.

    Special gal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
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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.
    This is the first photo of myself where I recognize my father's facial features in me! Up until now I never thought I looked like him, so had often considered that I was the postman's product.
    Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship. Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip.
    Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship. On your way to a world that others might have missed.
    ~ Blues Image

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    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 a ladder and repainted the original red stripe on Santa Cruz west breakwater lighthouse green.

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    Watching the dredge crew this morning, the DAUNTLESS work boat attempted to lift one of the dredge bow anchors to reposition. After 20 minutes, there had been no success even with Dauntless's industrial A frame hoist, as the 2,000 pound Danforth type anchor was buried under 6-8 feet of sand.

    It was riveting to watch the 46' DAUNTLESS's square bow dip underwater as the twin props spun the air while tugging vertically on the anchor cable.

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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 sparking forest fires.

    Tuesday, we had much viento from offshore, the NE. Tuesday morning coffee club at the breakwater was hurriedly disbanded due to the effects of being sand blasted. Even the pigeons were hiding out, apparently not risking flight and being blown offshore by gusts we estimated at 35-40 knots.

    Today, 48 hours after the wind event, there remain 10,000 homes without power locally. Worse, the wind fanned smoldering embers from the tragic forest fires of August (5 months ago!) and we had at least a dozen new fires in the area with several hundred evacuations and Cal Strike teams from as far away as San Luis Obispo. The level of response required to fight the reignited fires was unanticipated. “I can honestly say that we weren’t prepared for this to happen in January, when normally it’s raining,” said the head of Cal Fire.

    You may have heard of the mythical CBC, the Capitola Boat Club and Maritime Museum, located nearby and infamous for its eccentric trivia and ice cream awards. What you may not know is that, like its big brother, the SSS in the case of the upcoming 3BF, the CBC also has flexibility during these strange and stressful times to change its modus operandi.

    Today was such a day. The CBC transitioned to its alter ego, the Capitola Bird Club as rumor of an exceeding rare bird, a White Wagtail, had been sighted at the Boardwalk beach. Normally, the White Wagtail is found in Northern Russia and the Western Aleutian Islands. So our local visitor was seriously off course.

    The White Wagtail is about the size of a mockingbird and continually wags its long tail up and down. As I made my way down to the empty Boardwalk beach on a treasure hunt for this rare bird, what should fly low overhead? Yup, the wandering Wagtail. It landed nearby, about 50 feet away, and seemed to be feasting on kelp flies as it was darting quickly back and forth near a shallow lagoon. I watched the Wagtail's antics for about 20 minutes before heading back to CBC. Cool bird.

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