Miscellany

Tradition for the fun of it

12 Jan
It was just a little tickle on my neck, but something made me give it a flick instead of a scratch. Good thing, too, because instead of aggravating the little scorpion that perched there I knocked it to the cabin sole- and I ended up with a nip instead of a serious injury. The little […] Read More

So Long, Drydock 1

18 Oct
Posted October 15 There’s nothing new about seeing odd ships at Pier 50, on San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront. But this weekend, if you see one that’s sinking, it isn’t. The M/V Tern has come for our drydock. Ken Watson’s pic, above, shows the Tern in a different place, on a different mission. The word from Read More

What Does It Take to Restore a Lake?

18 Oct
San Francisco, CA, is on the leading, bleeding edge of environmental goodism — and we need more, much more of that, intelligently applied. SF’s Mountain Lake Park is connected to the underground system, including Lobos Creek and it’s natural spring, that feeds 80 percent of the fresh water to the Presidio. This is playground central Read More

Follow Me, SAILfeed Readers

8 Oct
As you know, the fine crew of Papillon is currently living ashore. Yes, we're still firmly tropical on a tiny island in Papua New Guinea, but still. We are temporarily parted from our beloved yawl - and this on our fourth anniversary aboard. Sniffles a... Read More

I’m Tired of Finding Plastic on the Beach

5 Oct
 Imagine a desert island. Ocean breezes blowing, palm trees swaying, perhaps some decorative coconuts strewn about the place. Just you, your beach chair, the waves lapping your toes, and the gentle clink of plastic bottles washing up on shore.Not ... Read More

Podcast: High Adventure Essay

3 Oct
Andy reads a story called 'High Adventure' he wrote in February 2008. He and a friend, Michael, summited the hightes peak in Ireland. They were traveling together after meeting at a TEFL course in Prague. Read More

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