Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From the Captain...

I'll get out of here yet.  I'm still hanging on the mooring at Bora Bora and the wind is howling as a front moves through.  I don't mind the fronts when sailing, not comfortable but no big deal, however when anchored I worry constantly about the anchor dragging and there's always something hard to bump into around here as the boat dances about.  At least on the mooring there's a sense of some security - misplaced though it may be (recall Sausilito).  I think I mentioned there as Vega next mooring over.  That is enthusiasm, especially with 2 bodies on board.

So, take care and have fun. Do the maintenance on your bike if it needs it - always look after your tools - be they bikes, cars, skis, canoes, sailboats, and bodies.  Mother nature bites hard enough and does not need to be assisted by mechanical failures.  Get good gear and look after it - and retire it when it's toast -- in the meanwhile, push it and you to the limit and have a blast.  Always  work safe, but that doesn't mean you don't do things.  End of lecture.  And no, most of the rest of the world does not get it - so patch yourself up and go do it.

Love Dad
At 06/08/2011 7:26 AM (utc) our position was 16°29.98'S 151°45.44'W