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Swim the Bay
Stories from when I bought a ‘paraw’ – a traditional outrigger sailing boat, and explored some of the most beautiful places on earth with friends.
The California Channel Islands lie 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. There are four islands, of which Santa Cruz island is probably the most accessible and interesting. I’d read a few posts on forums about people who had sailed over on beach-cats many years ago; otherwise there was precious little evidence of this being a…
I used to marvel at people who’d go swimming in the Bay in the middle of the winter. Swimming with nothing but a swimsuit. I used to think they were crazy; now I’m crazy too.
Yesterday, I finally knocked off a long standing goal of sailing around the Farallon Islands in a boat I built myself. – Well, kind of, Pip was a re-build, and I motored for a good chunk of the journey, but still, I’m feeling pretty content today! It turned out to be a fairly uneventful day.…
In mid-December, I received an email from my friend Jonathan asking me if I was interested in doing some travelling in the New Year. His email was timely, as I had been pondering the idea of taking my boat down to Mexico and doing some sailing. And so I asked if he would he like…