This article provides the planning process, safety notes, and explanation of both procedure and cost results for the full repair and replacement of fifteen keel bolts on a 1981 Vintage Bob Perry Designed Valiant 40 sailboat.
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.” The Buddha. The train station is as I imagined it. Silver train cars line up with their toes against the yellow line, waiting for their passengers to embark. Glossy floors reflect the shadows of people bustling around, readying th
Nepalese princes and puke, oh, my!
Our route to Pei curls and bounces over some of the steepest terrain and sharpest curves we’ve driven on our journey to date. Trucks loaded three stories tall with bamboo poles or cement bags, coconuts, or almost anything else you can think of blurp road dust out from under their oblong tires. As
Each time we arrive in a new country, I google to see if there are any cultural mores we might need to know about before we enter someone’s country and unintentionally do something equivalent to picking our nose and wiping a booger under the couch. These articles range from interesting tidbits, to
We enjoy a cozy sleep in the Opium Den, and wake to nosh on what is becoming one of my favorite savory breakfast items: the Thai chicken and sausage porridge. Taking the wheel of the rental car, I lean forward in my seat to scan the menagerie of traffic I must cross to depart the parking lot. “O
Chanting from the Laos side of the Mekong river woke me with sunrise. I stepped through our hotel door and found a seat on the grass outside to watch fog curl around the riverbank, rise to a soft mist then dissipate toward the mountains in the distance. We get on the road before breakfast, hoping
I’ve been reposting Oddgodfrey (read Leslie Godfrey’s) posts since they took off almost three years ago to circumnavigate the planet. They’ve had some most excellent adventures, and no doubt about it. Well, do continue to follow them. They took off, just two in a 40-foot sailboat named Sonrisa, and went to the place where land is just a distant memory. (Remember when they posted their lattitude and longitude, and the result upon putting those into Google Maps was just a blue screen with a pin in it?) In the near future they will be visiting home in Las Vegas, but the exciting news is that OddGodfrey (Leslie) has created a children’s book, about a unicorn that goes to sea. It’s not entirely fictional. And they are looking for people to help them get the word out. Okay, here’s my first contribution, but I’m just me. You can help, too. Just cllick this link: https://www.oddgodfrey.com/oddlog/launchteamrecruits and read all about it.
Of course, if you don’t like adventure, exotic food, children’s books, or unicorns, you can ignore this post entirely. But please don’t.
Our land tour of Thailand continues up into the highlands crisp and dusty from the lingering dry season. We enjoy wandering village roads so small our map apps can’t tell us where we are. Here, we find more new food to try, new friends, and scenery that burns itself into our souls.
Betrayal makes a heart go hard, but love is the great tenderizer. I’ve been there before, I know. And, it seems I’m going there again. Will I stay or will I go? Will I give up my territory, the comfortable truce with Bess, and life on the ledges to follow Andrew and Leslie where ever they may le