Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peter turns 65!

My brother Peter celebrated the landmark day by splitting a glass of Pinot Noir with his wife Norma and a piece of chocolate cake from Costco.
He is the same weight as he was at 21.  Swimming is good for you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Women's Team SCA in Round Ireland and Great Britain Race // Volvo Ocean Race

Five Volvo Ocean Race teams are tuning up for their round the world venture  by participating in the Round Ireland and Great Britain Race.  The boats in ideal conditions make life on deck like standing in front of a firehose.  The all-women SCA team reports it is just relentless.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chinese sea chanty - Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng 东风 East Wind is the Chinese entry in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.  Five of the teams are now doing the often brutal round Ireland and Britain race.  Here's an interview with a Chinese crew member who goes by the name Horace. - gwc

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rockland Breakwater Light

Annabel R - Junior Sailor

into every life some rain must fall

taking down the rig on her Opti

`Sailing juggernaut' award winner

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Eagle at Coast Guard Station Rockland

Eagle, the Coast Guard Academy's square rigged training ship, was seized as war compensation from Germany after WWI.  We stopped by to see the ship on our way from Northport to Friendship.  It was in Rockland for the Lobster Festival.

Mumbles - a Belfast Bay mussel farm harvester

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