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November 29, 2011

"No Day Sails" or Wrapping Up The Sail

I hate day sails. As a matter of fact I have never did a "day sail" on the Anole. Ever !!! However I almost lost the ability to claim that the day after Thanksgiving. I went out on Friday with a couple of friends for what was to be a day sail for them but not for me. The winds were light and variable as usual but the weather was nice and the day was great as sailing goes. My intention was to spend the weekend out and that was not to change. And as it turned out nature was on my side. I was able to come back to the marina and pull the boat along side the dock just long enough for two folks to hop off, no lines had to be deployed, a quick turn of the wheel to port and throttle down and I was off again without stopping. :)
So my claim of "No Day Sails" remains intact. Yeah !!!!





The last day out for the weekend I wrapped up the sailing trip with an afternoon at Beach Hammock alone. I had the whole island to myself all day. That was nice. :)
I think by this time next year Beach Hammock will be gone at least the way it is know today. The high tide now completely engulfs the hammock. It is being washed away literally. It will be interesting to see what nature has planned for it.


Light Stern Winds


Day Camp


The Beach Hammock Office


My Own Island


Cheers !!!


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November 25, 2011

S/V Water Lily, Canada - She is For Sale - WTF !!

I have known of this boat for years, have seen photos and stats but had never seen her sail till now.
I can't believe this video has been up for two years and I just now found it.
I believe that he is testing the wind vane in weather in this video. It's hard to hear the audio. But man what a joy to see another Hughes 38 under sail.
Just watching her makes me think I am under sail on the Anole. The Water Lilly takes the seas and winds just like the Anole. :)

Holy Crap !!!????!!!!
I was just digging around the web trying to get some info on the boat because the cockpit is completely different than the Anole's. And there it was!! A slap in the face.......the Water Lily is for sale. It is listed HERE along with all its specs.
What a shame. This is a very famous boat of the Hess family fame. Things must be tough in Canada too.
On the flip side, if your in the market for one of the worlds best blue water boats you are in luck.



Cheers !!!


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November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving My Friends


Hope the wind is good my friends. Happy Thanksgiving.

Captain Butch
S/V Anole

Lady In Waiting or The Visitors

Bold And Beautiful, The S/V Anole

Lady In Waiting


Hooked In Calm Waters


The Visitors


The Beggar Visitor


Cheers !!!


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November 22, 2011

Colors Of Sailing

Waking up at "An Especially Beautiful Hammock".

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Dinghying to the fishing spot for breakfast.

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The only true way I know to cast off the hassles of life......Toddies in The Sunset.

Sunset Toddy


Cheers !!!



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November 19, 2011

Are you Blind, Ignorant or Just Don't Give A Crap ?

If you have in your mind any thoughts of voting for Obama or any "Old Boy" Democrats or Repuplicans in 2012 you can just pick one or all of the three categories in the title because you are there. There is no denying it. Put your stupid sign out for the whole world to see.

The people in Washington, 99% of them anyway, don't give a damn about you at all. They are filthy rich and could care less about the economy or how bad it gets. Fact ! Face it.

If you are one of those that think that China owns most of our debt you can just hop right on in the "stupid wagon" and let your dumb ass be pulled along as it is now. Our Federal government now owns more of our debt than China does. It is happening because we have allowed them to continue to spend money that we do not have.

So went Allen Greenspan so goes Ben Bernanke. It is happening again right in front of our eyes and no one is saying a damn thing about it.

If your in doubt and you can only do one intelligent thing today watch this video, all of it. If you don't have one hour in which to educate yourself then please stay the hell out of the voting booth. America does not need your kind of intelligence...... period!


The Warning


Throw Them All Out


They Dont Give A Crap About Us



And on a parting note, I'm Gone !!!! Got to catch some wind and silence. Time To Sail. Back Soon.

November 18, 2011

Boat Business or The Big Time

The Big Time

Boat Business :

I have been thinking that I need to make a "water catcher" for the boat. Idea originated for the Camelot but now needs to be replicated for the Anole. With a few modifications of course. :)



Two new books now belong to the Anole's extensive library:
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The "Emergency Supplies" just got bigger. With the addition of Powdered Eggs and Powdered Butter and two new storage containers and along with fresh fish supplements the self containment is now up to 5-6 months for one person.

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I still want to hook up with my buddy "Rambling". He is the bread making king. :)

That is a must have skill for the sailboat cruiser .......at least in my opinion.



Cheers !


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November 17, 2011

Sole Colors

Sole:




The Anole's New Sole


The Anole's New Sole

Colors:

Death's Imbrace


Tequila Rose


Cheers !!!



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November 15, 2011

Pastel Dreams or "Oysterissa"

Pastel Dreams



Cabin Sole: Sneak Peak (needs more varnish)
Hand Held Wood Shot



"Oysterissa's" Big Day Out
Oysterissa's Day Trip


Cheers Yawll !!!!


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Sole Morphing

Smile

I have been really busy the past few days. Look at the cabin sole (floor) above. It is the last time that you will ever see that look. I finally have the new sole in, it's stained and ready for the first coat of varnish which happens this morning before I leave for the day. So hopefully at the end of the day it will look good enough to finish the little documentary that I am doing on the upgrades.



The Bull River at Sunrise.
Morning Hues


Cheers !!!


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November 13, 2011

Blog Changes - Have A Good Day

Ok boys and girls. Just wanted to bring your attention to a new addition on this blog. You will notice down in the bottom right hand side of the page I have added a link to other sailing blogs. Don't worry, I tested it first and it is straight forward and clean. Click on the blog and it takes you to that blog, not somewhere you don't want to go. Also the only blogs you will see here are ones that have current entries. Enjoy !


Have A Good Day !



Let's begin Now

You know today I just woke up and I said
You know instead of waitin' on a good day
Waitin' around through up's and down's waitin
On something to happen I just say

We're gonna have
We're gonna have
We're gonna have a good day
And all my homies gonna ride today
And all these mommies look fly today
And all we wanna do is get by today
Heyyy,
We're gonna have a good day
And ain't nobody gotta cry today
Cause ain't nobody gonna die today
Save that drama for another day
Heyyy we're gonna have a good day

Hairline fresh, new cologne on
Feelin' so good changed the color to my phone
Orange kool-aid go good with patron
A naw hell naw boy still my ring tones
Free car wash had to clean up the dodge
Get back when I can just playin' my part
Church folk had a fish fry
Mustard, hot sauce, light bread, and french fries
Love for the big guy
Hit the park, boys showin' off their hops
Nappy Roots on the radio and you know it bops
Last night I hit the pick three bought some Air Force ones
4 tall tees man I love the BG

We're gonna have
We're gonna have
We're gonna have a good day
And all my homies gonna ride today
And all these mommies look fly today
And all we wanna do is get by today
Heyyy,
We're gonna have a good day
And ain't nobody gotta cry today
Cause ain't nobody gonna die today
Save that drama for another day
Heyyy we're gonna have a good day

We're gonna have a good day
And I fin to worry bout what noboy say
I'm still above ground that's the reason I pray
Got my car cleaned up now I'm ready to play
Make call to the sticks say I'm headin' dat way
Heard my cousin cookin out I gotta get me a plate
Got new outfit ain't even out in the states
So if they ain't speakin' to soon but this is a hell of a day
And these dickies got me sitin' in a hell of a place
Got my stunna shades on and grin on my face
My grill looks mean but I swear I'm straight
And the hood showin' love so I'm a okay

We're gonna have
We're gonna have
We're gonna have a good day
And all my homies gonna ride today
And all these mommies look fly today
And all we wanna do is get by today
Heyyy,
We're gonna have a good day
And ain't nobody gotta cry today
Cause ain't nobody gonna die today
Save that drama for another day
Heyyy we're gonna have a good day

We might as well do what the children sayin'
Take a day off hit park and just hang
Barbque roll a few and put up your dukes
If it's beef put down the peace up and put down your dukes
It's time to change our ways
So we can save the day
For the children sake and make a better place to play
And if it's all good break out your click and grip your wood
And if you ridin' dirty just light your swift and blow yor sss...
But dot real big exactly like a player should
Enjoy your 24's do your thang and rep your hood
The world is all yours
But still we all bound forever
In a day the choice you make is relly all fine

We're gonna have
We're gonna have
We're gonna have a good day
And all my homies gonna ride today
And all these mommies look fly today
And all we wanna do is get by today
Heyyy,
We're gonna have a good day
And ain't nobody gotta cry today
Cause ain't nobody gonna die today
Save that drama for another day
Heyyy we're gonna have a good day

November 12, 2011

Eagles And Angels

I woke to this view the other morning and had to have the photo. I forgot that I had even taken it until I downloaded the camera last night.

Ready To Shine


It is another weekend of work all weekend. Today is dedicated to the Camelot. And then tomorrow I am putting a new floor in the S/V Anole. Will of course keep you posted.
Just Wasting Time



Cheers !!!


I stumbled across this beautiful lady on Flickr the other day. She is just so divine. The photo below is the one I liked best of all her work. It makes the perfect desktop background. You can view more of her work and download this photo here: Amanda Marie
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The "Jungle Eagle" (Harpy Eagle), the most powerful bird in the world.


Watch Jungle Eagle on PBS. See more from NATURE.

November 10, 2011

Looking For Hoods or First Look

This beautiful duck is called a hooded merganser. One of my favorite birds. All of the years that I have been watching this beautiful duck I have not yet been able to get a nice picture of it that I really liked. Tonight as I stood in the companionway watching the rain falling, I wondered where they were. Normally this time of year they start coming in and staking their territory. They stay in the same area all winter.
So I dug into my files and found this photo. Look for them to show up here in Savannah soon. :)

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Ok in continuing the ducky story......as I dug that file up that had the duck photo in it what my amazed eyes did find? The picture I took of the Anole the very first time I saw it. Both pictures were taken the same day.
Man as I look at this photo so many many memories flash through my head. Almost three years now with the Anole and going on four years on a sailboat. And still love it so very much. Land mounted homes are so overrated. :)
The First Time Ever I Saw Her - The S/V Anole


OFF Boat Happenings:
This is Tony's Place. The project was to stop rain from coming in on the ground level screen porch. The hot tub is there and it needs to be dry in that area. This design which was my idea, by the way, catches the water and shoots it out the back of the porch through the slot that was built just for that purpose.
You should be able to figure out the rest of the story from here. Or you can click on one of the photos below to see the whole set. :)

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Cheers !!!


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November 09, 2011

Not A Fucking Happy Camper or I Love Life :) LOL

Let me just get this out there, I am not in a good mood. Said that, done that. am that, not a chummy feeling going down right now on the S/V Anole at this moment. But I suffer through the pain to post another photo tonight. :) I know, I know.....hold the applause down. I suffer here only for you, my partners in crime. :) LOL

This photo tonight I almost lost. The pelican was rising just as the moon was. Just Beautiful. Have you noticed that the cold weather produces blues as predominant hues ? It is a thing that only photographers notice. It is a warmth thing.
Anyway, I will not deprive you any longer. The Full Moon Blues.


Full Moon Blues


There is only one guy that I will get off work and go to work for, yeah you know who you are.
All My Little Bobbers In A Row

Anyhows....I'm done here.

Good Night Cruel World


Cheers !!!


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Savannah Voters: Pitiful !

I am totally amazed with Savannah's electorate. It is depressing that we seem to be on the path to move even further backwards. I was hoping that after so many years we may actually elect a city government that could actually remove the old stigma "a pretty lady with a dirty face". But no, it was only worsened. A damn shame.
The following comment from the Savannah Morning News sums up my feeling exactly:

----------Otis is right: It is black Savannah's time----------

By Midtown Mojo | 11/08/11 - 10:41 pm

Only 21,749 voters bothered to show up today. After all this talk about Otis this and Rochelle that and Hope and Change, what did we get? More of the same, and then some: Van Johnson crushed Ruel Joyner and Tania Miller; obviously the people of the first district are quite content with their alderman. Same goes for Mary Osborne, who was pilloried for her behind-closed-doors settlement, and put in the SMN crosshairs, yet emerges with a stunning victory. Even bigger surprises are the wins by Hall over Stuber, replacing the lone moderate white voice on council, and Shebazz, whom many wrote off merely because she's Muslim. And if the run-offs go along these same lines, come January we're looking at a council comprised of 7 blacks and 2 whites. The good news? You won't have to worry about votes split along racial lines any more. The bad news? Pooler and Richmond Hill are about to gain a whole lot of new white residents.
Midtown Mojo


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November 08, 2011

The S/V Anole Leaves Port or Stairway To Heaven

These photos were of my last sailing trip. Captain Marlay of the S/V Camelot took these photos from his runabout as I was headed out. Thank you Capt. for the great shots.



S/V Anole Photos Courtesy of Capt. Steve Marlay


S/V Anole Photos Courtesy of Capt. Steve Marlay


S/V Anole Photos Courtesy of Capt. Steve Marlay


S/V Anole Photos Courtesy of Capt. Steve Marlay


S/V Anole Photos Courtesy of Capt. Steve Marlay


Cheers !!!


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Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven turns 40 years old today. Holy crap !!!! That is hard to believe.

November 07, 2011

Bicycling Around Savannah

The Passing Clouds and Rising Sun



I had every intention of installing new flooring in the boat yesterday when I woke up. I had all the materials but I just lacked the desire to spend all day on a Sunday working. So I just said screw it and prepared for a trip downtown to bicycle around and take some photos. The last time I was downtown on a bicycle there was no Ellis Square, no visitor center in Forsyth Park and no WWII Memorial on River Street. So yes, it has been a long time.
It is also the first time I actually got out and rode the new bike for a substantial length of time. The bike is a smooth cruising joy. And the new design to the top of the frame is awesome. Now I can come to a stop sign and stand with both feet on the ground. That is very nice. Raleigh got it right with this hybrid.

Racked Up



Break/Beer Time


I've always like the decorations they do at this place. It does'nt vary much each year. But it doesn't have to. It still looks great.

Seasonal Colors

Escaping


As boat names go some can be funny, some can make you think and yet some are just perfet like these.

Two Loves


What is the most beautiful town in "the south"? You could ask people all over the world that travel and the majority of answers would be simply Savannah. Just as this port skyline......Simply Savannah.

SPedalingannah


Happy Pedalling !!!


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November 05, 2011

Note To Captain

So there I was boarding the Camelot. It seems like months even though it is surely less time than that. The Captain was absent. Motor started, Westerbeke. Genset started, Northern Lights. Prop spun,,,,forward and reversed. Stretched the lines a bit.
Things that I noticed that should not be:
The water heater was on but the water pressure was not on. :O WTF No brainer here. What if ther is a water pressure system failure? Always turn the water heater off. Period. If your not on the fucking boat why are you heating the fucking water. :O
The ac/heat system. OK, you just paid big bucks for repairs to that system. I have issues with the deal. It is really simple the issues that I have .............the fucking blower is not controlable any more. What the fuck is up with that? Did you just let the fucking guy come on your boat and do what he wanted? No questions from you? Just saying.
There is a control of the fan speed that no longer works. WTF? That big money you paid him was for what? Fuck him and once again you got fucked. You told him to make it right and it is wrong. Congraulations Captain. Once again you got fucked.
I dont like seeing my friends getting bent over the table and poked.
On to other things Captain Marlay. Yep, that is Steve Marlay, the Captain of Camelot.

All of that oil that is leaking out of your engine,,,,,I took the vacume over and skimmed all that off the surface.
Also diagnosed the bilge pump problem. Your pump is shot the the fuck out. It was clogged with what appeared to be grease, like hamburger grease. :O
Your boat smells like pinesol. That is nasty.

Hope some day that you figure out how to work that fucking pho0ne that you got. Then maybe you will answer it when someone calls you. That is unless you have selective answering installed. In that case we will continure to communicate here......in the web world, where everyone knows your business. Just Saying.

b

November 02, 2011

Breaking The Mold or Out Of The Closets

I finally just said "fuck it" and did it. I actually swayed away from the routine and walked down on the Tybee Beach this morning. Normally I don't have time. I'm running late. Or many of other bullshit excuses that I have come up with over the past year or so. I just broke the mold and said "it's time to take pictures again". Didn't stay long. Got a couple of sets and split. But hey, I'm trying. :) Slowing down a bit.

Hot Sands


I just love what the water is doing under the pier here. :)

Cold Lonely Beach
Just playing in Photoshop. :)

Finally finished all four closets at Tony's Place today. I like number three out of four myself....but hey, that's just my openion.

Closet Number 3 -1



Closet Number 3 - 2

At the end of the day Tony put his final touch on the project......mirrors. :) Will post tomorrow.



Cheers !!!!


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Flashbacks From The 61st

One thing you can always be sure of when Captain Steve has a birthday party is that there will be pretty women around.....lots of them. :)

Pretty Woman


The after party at Captain Steve's birthday party consisted of a trip on the "Tybee Island Slow Ride". It is actually a pub crawl on a ten person bicycle. Lots of fun and debauchery was involved. :)


Cheers !!