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Sacramento, California, United States
so salty pieces of coral from surfing Hawaii in the 60's and 70's getting reef pounded living in my body fall through my skin from time to time!

sailing to Oahu

Jimi Hendrix was playing on Oahu. I had never sailed. Surfed Mexico, California, Hawaii! Aw, how hard could it be to sail 90-110 miles from Kauai to Oahu? Piece of cake, right? Remember it was the 60's! This is so bad. We thought we were looking at Kaiena Point,Ohau, knowing we weren't going to make the concert! But at least we were in site of Oahu-wrong! Coy, who had never sailed before, me,who had never sailed before, jeff and Abbott etc. We were looking at the sleeping giant on Kauai! We had done three-sixty's in the night! We sailed on the only tri-marran I've ever sailed on ( except later ) in my life, missed the concert! It was at the Waikiki Shell Ampitheater ( Moon eclipsed . We finally made Nawilwili Harbor! The Skipper tried to give us his boat saying, " It's trying to kill me"! We watched him go stark raving mad not even realising that had we got caught in the channel current we were on our way to Japan! Remember it was the 60's and we were going to see Hendrix. I left out some of the good stuff but I will make up for it later!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Time for me to go sailing

         What pisses me off more than anything!  A child who says to his father, " You are the reason I am what I am"! Like: I should have been born in Hawaii!   And then this youngster says things like, because, because; and for the sake of the english language I will not use all the things that my father taught me, like grammmer, enunciation and simple courtisies, that somehow I took for granted!   I threw my son on cushions in the forepeak of a very small boat that had a slip in Berkley, Calif....  My daughter was life jacketed and my wife was along for the ride. It was a guys small boat that doubted it could sail! It was a small test.  Great little boat but.... Our boat was  near " The Sardine Can" at the time.  We used to walk and check out that marina and sail boats when the many people we had met allowed us to take their boat out!!,, since so few who can afford to own their boat, can't afford to sail!  Back to my brat son!   He wants to go to Hawaii.  Why knot?  I did and have!  This is where he is right.  It is time for me to hit the water running, again!  My son has a choice?  It is his to make. Hawaii or Sacramento?  What?  Before the mast or aft, his call.  I, personally, have given to my son and daughter what my father gave to me. Here it is, I think it is ...........title

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