Posts by James Dilworth

Tomales Bay Swim

Tomales Bay is a long narrow bay about an hour’s drive from San Francisco by Point Reyes National Seashore. In the summer months, the water in the lower reaches of the Bay can become downright pleasant, and sometimes it feels …

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More than just Golf, Courses!

Let me first tip my hat to the Presidio Trust. While authorities across the region have been restricting access to parks during the Coronavirus, the Presidio Trust, who operate the Presidio Golf Course, quietly made the whole course available for …

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Design Sprints: A Quicker Way to Create Requirements?

Design Sprint - Storyboarding

I came across the Design Sprint concept recently as I licked my wounds after a particularly difficult web/app development project.

I’d tried to modernize a core product offering for a friend’s business. Their needs seemed fairly obvious. The existing system …

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How to Work from the Beach

Before I can explain how you too can work from a remote beach at the end of the world, let’s start with some general ‘work from home’ guidance.

In most modern companies you’ll find people in a variety of roles …

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Sailing California’s Channel Islands

A similar version of this story was first published in December 2019 edition of Latitude38

It’s a magical time of year on California’s Pacific coast. The pelicans are heading south, the nights are becoming colder, and sailboats start to head …

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How to Climb Mt. Iraya

At 3300ft (1000+m) above sea level, Mt.Iraya is an imposing, recently-active volcano, that is sadly shrouded in cloud most of the time from the moist sea air. We visited in late-April, and despite never seeing the summit all week, we …

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Kayaking & Spearfishing off Big Sur

Kayaking the Big Sur Coast

The Big Sur Coast is possibly one of the most rugged and scenic coastlines in the world. Highway 1 which winds its way above steep cliffs provide some amazing views. But if you’re an ocean lover, well the best way …

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Linapacan Passage – Sailing up to Coron

Mid-April is a beautiful time to sail the Philippines. The strong Amihan winds are becoming lighter, the water is becoming clearer, and the sun is high high in the sky. With new crew, Margherita, May and Florent, we took Flash …

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