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  •  Lovely photo (2+ / 0-)
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    yojimbo, mikidee

    Reminds me of the days I spent with my hand on the tiller, but that was way back in the 1960s and 70s.

    My first time sailing a small boat was at Dana Point just North of San Diego.

    A few years later, I crewed for a friend with a much larger sailboat that was docked in Alameda, California next to Oakland. Those were fun times. We sailed all over the SF Bay and as far South as Half Moon Bay.

    While I haven't been in a sailboat for decades I do have very fond memories of those times.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 08:42:54 PM PDT

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    •  Have you read Jack London's (2+ / 0-)
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      Tales of the Fish Patrol?
      Teh Google tells me it's a free e-book.
      I read it long ago, old-fashioned-like, on good old burnable paper. The book is Jack's memoir of sailing around SF Bay hunting oyster pirates, after having given up the life.
      Pretty good read, in a "Boys Own Adventure" genre; lots of seamanship and nautical adroit exploits.

      •  I'll check it out (2+ / 0-)
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        yojimbo, mikidee

        Have you ever been to Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon?

        Jack London Square was my hangout back in the early 1970s.

        It's a very unique place and well worth a visit if you're ever in Oakland.

        I haven't been there in many years, but back then there were lots of decent restaurants and bars right on the estuary.

        The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

        by Mr Robert on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 10:04:07 PM PDT

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          mikidee

          Last time in Bay Area was... 2005? I think. Next time a visit to F&LCS is in order.
          Of my several Alaskan adventures, this vessel might have been my favorite, in rose-colored hindsight.
          Dear god.

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