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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!

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?

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