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8 Year Report, the Captain


This is the report I save until last, and it has the least real information, but it is my favorite to do, and the hardest. I look back at the last year and go wow! The things I have learned and experienced in this life changing year.   We have centered our cruising range down quite a  bit, the central part of the Philippines has become our home, marina bound half the year and cruising the other half. This has brought back some missing grounding.  Now I have friends I see often and regularly, no…
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2018-03 Los Osos Water Boys Fish Baja

Saturday, February 3, 2018:  LAX to La PazWe started out about 1AM on Saturday morning.  It was a 3-hour ride to LAX from the San Luis Obispo area.  Ken Bruton drove his big diesel truck while Gerard Ages, AJ Jennings and Captain Alex we…

8 Year Report: the Boat


The year for the boat started with leaving Subic Bay for the Holidays and a six-month cruise.  We soon discovered an unsolved drain in the DC side, causing havoc with our battery storage.  We replaced the last of the older batteries and after sure it was not more, added two more 8d Trojan AGM batteries for a total of 6. We are now officially a middle-aged boat, twelve years of very hard service.  We often put on more hours in a year than most do in ten.  Knowing there are things with specific …
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The Crew, 8 Year Report


This was Donna’s third year on the boat, in which time she has mastered most of the procedures and ways of life afloat. She has also developed a real love for our life style. Fact is she gets antsy when we stay in the marina too long, she likes cruising. She had truly become my first mate.   We did have several crew members join us, the one thing I really need to have is a good dive partner, so now I only take experienced divers. Again, we were blessed with a couple of great gals who fit right …
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8 Year Report, the Voyage


Each year, at this time, I reflect on the Furthur Adventure and where it has gone, the boat, the crew and the captain.  8 years ago, September,  a scared shitless, nervous, excited and thrilled guy left his lifelong home, a place he loved, and set out to the unknown. Eight years later I have never regretted a thing and keep living the adventure. This year our adventure started in a familiar place, the Subic Bay Yacht club, where we do boat work and sit out the rainy/typhoon season.  We left in…
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2018-02 Cal Poly Ranchers Fish the Sea of Cortez

Thursday, January 18, 2018: Downtown La PazWillie the turkey rancher, Joe the chicken rancher and Mike the California cannabis farmer accountant joined Alex today in La Paz.  Alex sent Alejandro, an English speaking Uber driver, to Los Cabos Airpo…

Balls Birds Boxing and Babes


Each culture is marked by its favorite events and sports. One cannot think of the USA without an image of raging football fans with painted bare bellies or the World Series.  Europe has its football, Australia has rugby and so on.  Here in the Philippines four very different events make the culture what it is and divines its people.   I was not a tall boy, that has not changed, so I assumed basketball was not my game, never learned the basics, leaving that for my more elevated buddies. But her…
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The Sound of Music


One of the few things I truly miss not living in the modern world, live professional musical theater.  I have always had a passion for musical theater, even in my youth.  My folks took me kicking and screaming to see Yule Brenner in the King and I and I have been hooked ever since.  If I had to list my favorites, West Side Story and the Sound of Music would be at the top of a long list. So, when I read a real London production of both shows was coming to Manila, I jumped and bought ticket months…
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2017-24 Magdalena Bay to Puerto Los Cabos

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 6PMThis afternoon about 4PM, we enjoyed a fine meal of chilled cerviche, shrimp cocktail, and fresh fish tacos at the “Whalebone” restaurant on the beach in Mag Bay.   The fleet start of the leg to San Jose del Ca…

All You Need is Love


As most know my motto, and one I have strived to live by, is Make Your Dream Your Story.  My life is a testament to the metamorphosis from dream to reality. I also preach that we should not be ruled by our fears. Ah but my life experience created a significant and justifiable fear of being married. Frankly it has been the single worst experience of my life, so why on earth would I want to do it again?  Ergo the conflict I have been dueling for the last year. To understand the conflict, one mus…
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