While some families may wish to scatter stemmed flowers, I find that rose petals from 1-3 dozen roses work the best when scattering ashes at sea. Usually one person will scatter the ashes from the aft seat and 2 others can can scatter the petals from the side of the boat as the ashes are cast into the ocean. The petals really help frame the area to make it easy to circle the final resting place 2-3 times, perhaps have a final toast or final remembrance before heading back to the dock.
Two Harbors after healthy rains
After sailing over to Two Harbors on Catalina for the Valentines/President’s day weekend, we hiked to the top of the hill on the way to the campsites. The harbor wasn’t Continue ReadingTwo Harbors after healthy rains
Crossing the Shipping Lanes
When crossing the shipping lanes, it’s important to take regular bearings on ships as they enter the horizon and even more so when they get closer. This ship had a constant Continue ReadingCrossing the Shipping Lanes
Who’s that doggy in the sky?
The StarMap3D for the iPhone and the iPad is such a cool way to look at the night sky. Sirius with its duality has always been one of my favorite Continue ReadingWho’s that doggy in the sky?
Jellyfish In San Pedro Channel
While transiting the San Pedro Channel from Catalina to Marina Del Rey on Sunday, August 24th, we witnessed hundreds of “Sailor Jellies” (scientific name: Velella velella), drifting by the boat Continue ReadingJellyfish In San Pedro Channel
Boat Beacon App – Bargain AIS
I recently installed the Boat Beacon App and tested it both ways on my recent crossing to Catalina. Several times over the past 10 years, the shipping channel has been Continue ReadingBoat Beacon App – Bargain AIS
Master Gunner – Hawaiian Chieftain
This is a video shot by a passenger on one of our Battle Sails against the Lady Washington. This was near the end of my 3-month contract aboard the Chieftain. Continue ReadingMaster Gunner – Hawaiian Chieftain