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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!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Captain Cook and Me

There I was.  Emphasis on was.  Grafton Passage isn't done with an areoplane!  It was explosivily done by me back in " 87"!  What a cool year in Aus!  It actually rained but not for long!  The wierd thing about Queensland and the Island of Kauai is when it rains we don't do metric!  We do footage!  How much rain fell today?  2 feet!  That would be 24 inches-standard!  Fuck metric........
     So in the Daintree or Waialeale we measure rainfall by feet.  It's not new but it is a fact, Jack!  When it rains it pours.  Mt. Waialiali feeds seven rivers!  One of them is ( imua Wailua ), the only navigatable river, Wailua, in Hawaii.  Kauai no ka oi!
    Much to be said about Kauai.   For those of you who live there.  E oi e mai Ke kei O ka aiana e kapono!  So be it.  I traveled so far in Captain Cooks shadow.  Not complaining but am honoring him as he saw the world, especially the South Seas !!.  This isn't Mutiny on the bounty, this is everywhere I sailed!!!!  There are statues of James Cook.  From Alaska to N.Zed his name was mentioned.  It's kind of like this man Jesus.  He bopped around the Mediterrean Sea for awhile.  Paul( Saul of Tarsus) who never met Jesus in person ( I mean in the physical) was everywhere and sailed to heaven and high water!  Paul rode down three boats!  He and Cook had a lot in common!  He!  RB

PS.  If you get time?  Sail to Cooktown, Australia.  Park your boat in the Endeaver River.  Visit Captain Cook's  Museum.  The only reason the town is there (exists) is because of him!  Population 25 and ten Abs..
Run with the locals!  I did,,,,,,,,,,ten miles in the dark!  No Pilikia and a bunch of beer! He he

seriously!  They finally found what Capt Cook off-loaded inside " The Great Barrier Reef" to save his ship.  What has always facinated me is:  Where did they get the wood?  How did they reprovision their vessel?  How did they get out to continue their journey?  The Barrier is huge!  Cook came in through Grafton!  It wasn't named yet!  The reason he couldn't get out is there are only two ways in and out!  He found in!  God love him.....But he didn't find the out til later! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Where are we?

       History has a way of re-writing itself.  Obviously we weren't hanging around with Capt. James in the day.  But we are hanging around with modern media today.  What do they say?  Rufus Murdock says what ever the hell he wants to say or is printed.  That's today.  Yesterday has a lot to say but you can't find it in our worldly educational systems.
      One of the reasons we are losing todays youth to edumencation is because children can discern a lie from the truth.  Bullshit is for adults and politicicians-- but not farmers.  When you change or come up with a way to save daylight, there is a motive.  Every farmer and his cattle or barnyard animals know the sun rises and it sets.  What does man do?  Creates a chronometer!  Time measured.  Awesome!
       So---here is a farmer.  His rooster crows at the break of dawn.  Why?  His job.  Who needs an alarm clock when you have a rooster?  Who needs time anyway?  City boys?  A navigator?  How does anyone know they are late unless someone told them so?  I think clock is christian.  I believe that you don't even want to know how I feel about you!  So why should I waste your time? 
        As early writen and discovered navigators throughout time stumbled by their individual veracity into new frontiers on an undefined or understood planet--we read-what?  A King or a Queen in search of wealth by her or his decree, decimated entire cultures for greed and a dream that something existed OUT THERE that could be manipulated to enforce and make stronger the tyrany and exploitation of every aparent resource form an indidgenous people to be brought home to a mother land--for what reason?
        Today, nothing has changed.
        The reason I love  Captain Cook is he brought something and took something.  Biological symbiosis is actually the true definition of friendship.Knowledge for it's own sake!  A mutual exchange of something!  I, also, would sail with him to the ends of the Earth!  He was a giver!  He didn't take more than he gave and it was never his intent to do so.  He was a curious man looking for solutions to questions that had been asked but never answered at that time and place.by any  It was his country, his queen and the worlds people --who benefited by a man of his stature?  I think in time there will be many more like him, but not today!
          Today is a good day to be on an ocean on a reliable boat with a good crew and fully stocked with provisions that just might take you to an Island continent!  Australia, where only now are the people that England rejected claiming a heirtitage like the children of the Mayflower!  Earths/societies rejects and bastard son's or sons with no inheiritence. Claim now-after generations they never knew the Salem witchcraft trials but did know their mother stold bread ( shades of Dickens) to survive and was expelled to, " Bontany Bay"!  Long sail in terrible conditions.  Can you imagine getting busted for stealing a loaf of bread?  Shit!  Send me to Aus!!!!
          There is a lot more, of course!  Cap"t James Cook ( by his log) did some more good stuff in N.Zed!
More later on him............Arrgghhghhh, matey, pass me a lime! Bloody hell, mate!  Will you pass over to me that walrus tooth?  So, I can get on with my scrimshaw!  We'll be home soon and my daughter is eight now by my way of counting.  She'll need to be seeing something of what her father has done while she has been growing!  Will she know me after this time?  Question:  Do you know yourself after all this time?

Friday, August 12, 2011


So hard to see someone that is..........
.........doesn't exist until it is visible.
So, why does something that was ......... become visible?
I can answer that.

Reliable is visible. Tangible and physical.
I can taste a popcycle.  I might ride a bicycle,
Experience a motorcycle, Learn to love and
Find balance on a
Unicycle.  While juggling oranges!

But no one would see me but the cyclops
From Homer.  Brave Ulysses was
.........!(no man)
So I can see you don't believe me!
Can you see me?
For you must know by now,
I am
......... until I am nought!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hiding behind lies and distortation
Secret truths
Blown out of proportion
By a friend
Some friend was he?
Who stold from his friend
So secretly!
The things that friend loved
Above all else.
that special friend
For himself!.

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