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    Fireworks detritus collected on the beach this morning. Not a good look in a National Marine Sanctuary.

    Sleddog's byline will be walk-about for 10 days, beginning tomorrow. Will be sailing our old family Cal-40, #24, ex-HOLIDAY TOO, now RADIANT and 57 years young, to the island of bald eagles, giant goldfish, and American Bison.

    Don't be bashful in my absence. CBC Port Captain Spruit will be in the woodwork. You can ask him about this. The first time ridden, the front wheel became unweighted.

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    If that is too rich, perhaps this happy distraction from Ants: "British genes in Henry, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi as well as the collection of BSA motorcycles bits from the 1940’s to the early 1960’s. The bits were creatively assembled to be a motorcycle that never left the BSA factory looking that way."

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    This is unfortunate, Skip. This display is for a good cause. I am so sad to see that they can't seem to clean up after themselves. How much of this stuff didn't wash ashore for you to collect, and is either farther than the route that you walked, or is still drifting around out there.
    Bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Hereabouts, at least in Berkeley, Columbus Day is no longer cause for celebration. Instead Monday is referred to as Indigenous Peoples Day. A paid federal holiday. No fireworks. I love fireworks. Will you photograph them for us, Skip? This forum can use some excitement!
    Starting in the 1980’s, I celebrated Columbus Day in a simple fashion. Columbus was a sailor. I went sailing on that day.

    Ants

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Sleddog's byline will be walk-about for 10 days, beginning tomorrow. Will be sailing our old family Cal-40, #24, ex-HOLIDAY TOO, now RADIANT and 57 years young, to the island of bald eagles, giant goldfish, and American Bison.
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    Southern CA weather has been dominated by convective cells and roving bands of thunderstorms from an upper level low wobbling for several days. Lightning strikes near shore have been observed, along with heavy rain, hail, gusty and outflow winds. Lifeguards have evacuated the water and closed some beaches as air to water lightning strikes approached.

    With the pattern forecast to continue at least to the weekend, we've opted for the old saw, "never leave a good port in bad weather" and opted for Plan B, which is not to sail Cal-40 RADIANT to Catalina. Instead, retreating inland to a favorite oasis in the Panoche, 35 miles from the nearest town. Sky is clear, water and air temps pleasant, moving shadows in the brown hills long at sunrise and sunset, and the coyote cries and owls hoots heard beneath the stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    With the pattern forecast to continue at least to the weekend, we've opted for the old saw, "never leave a good port in bad weather" and opted for Plan B, which is not to sail Cal-40 RADIANT to Catalina. Instead, retreating inland to a favorite oasis in the Panoche, 35 miles from the nearest town. Sky is clear, water and air temps pleasant, moving shadows in the brown hills long at sunrise and sunset, and the coyote cries and owls hoots heard beneath the stars.
    While hiking the Panoche hills this morning, the sun rose over mountains to the east at 7:28 a.m. Ahead lay something we'd not heard about, nor seen.

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    Cool labyrinth !
    Fun surprise!
    That's a lot of bricks to haul to the middle of nowhere.
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    Wow Sled ! You must have been more than a little surprised by this !!!!!!!

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    Cruising our small, "canned ham", RUBY, is remarkably similar to cruising a small boat like WILDFLOWER. RUBY's outside cabin dimensions are 12' LOA x 7' beam. Inside is 6'3" head room, galley with 2 burner propane stove, fridge, queen bunk, dinette convertible to queen, head with composting toilet and shower, heater, and screen door. Displacement is ~2,000 pounds.

    Similarities between cruising under sail and on land include:
    Navigation, communications, finding a secure/ quiet anchorage, provisioning and food prep, space and stowage utilization, sanitary facilities, water stowage and conservation, interaction with authorities and management, maintenance and repairs, charging, energy use and conversion. docking, sleeping accommodations, medical and health, rescues, clothing and footwear, etc.

    Above is RUBY in her current campsite near Mariposa. Temps are 78/42, clear with dark sky and Milky Way overhead at night. Tomorrow to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite High Sierra.
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    I give up----- WHAT IS IT & WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Spruit View Post
    I give up----- WHAT IS IT & WHY?
    It is a motorcycle skills course. Stay on the bricks.

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