Ugo Conti's spider boat, the Proteus, goes for a spin on the bay. The boat made it's public debut yesterday, unfortunately I did not get to see it. Read more about Spidey at SFGate or Sailing Anarchy. Pics here.
I didn't know you could do this with a Laser. Surfing a boat onto the beach is one of my favorite things to do. When I had my Hobie 14 (many, many moons ago), I would spend hours playing in the surf. This is probably why I'm fascinated by sailing outrigger canoes. Via Grand Dad from his tropical adventure. Good to have you back old man!
Photo by Roberto Alvarez of 2003 Laser World Champion Gustavo Lima.
The USS Iwo Jima in dense fog somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The Iwo Jima is Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. She is currently in the Persian Gulf. Can you guess why? The LHD often is used as the command ship for the fleet.
Is that the Tillerman on the helm? Is this why he is AWOL? We'll have to send the Shore Patrol after him, dragging him kicking and screaming back to his keyboard. It's time for more of your stories Grand Dad!
I didn't either, but according to WikiHow I don't have to worry about becoming a midday snack.
Here is one the inspiring tidbits from the article that caught my eye: Make a sacrifice. As a last-ditch effort, you can try to create a diversion by releasing an animal carcass or a substantial quantity of raw meat downstream from your desired crossing point. Keep in mind, however, that the piranhas can indeed strip the animal to the bones in a matter of minutes or even seconds, so you'll want to cross very quickly before the fish catch wind of you.
Hey folks, come on down to Amazonia and take a dip in our wonderful waters. We're dying to have you drop by for lunch.
I feel like a frozen fish. It's been in the 30s (0-1c) here in San Francisco. I can't believe that Santa Barbara is forecasted to have temperatures in the mid 20s (-4c) this weekend! I guess I can kiss my oranges goodbye.
Paging Al Gore, paging Al Gore, what happened to Global Warming? This has been the coldest winter that I have ever experienced in my life. (I ain't a kid buster.) For my European readers, San Francisco is roughly at the same latitude as Seville in Spain or Catania in Italy (Sicily).