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For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now serving as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kelly administers post round medication.

MW 107 52 55
BP 94 47 47
mw with an * on 9

Bob misses birdie putt on18

But gets the par.

Bob out of fairway bunker on 18

Heading home on 18

Demonstrating three things ...

Bobs approach on 17
emergency glove repair
Bush Derangement Syndrome logo ball.

2nd shot on the impossible

Par 4 12th

At the turn

its a pefect day

As we head up the 9th fairway

Once more into the breach

After giving up the game on Saturday... I decidef yo launch my comeback

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Don & Bob won all the money

I played very badly - even for me.

Don out of the trap

On his 3rd try

B & D take M & M on the front

Bob drives the 282 yd 7th

Then 3 putts for par.

7th

And with thre 7's on my card already, I need a drink.

Karamitas tees off on 5

Don's tee shot on 188 par 3

This is the $10,000 "hole in one" contest hole. Don did not win. Neither did I.

Live blogging poplar creek.

Good start on first hole with a par net eagle for me

Monday, July 9, 2007

Just got the results from Jim in e-mail ...

Midnight Moonlight Maritime Marathon – Results

2007

FINISH

SAIL #

BOAT & SKIPPER

BOAT TYPE

FINISH TIME

1

50758

“White Dove”

Mike Garl

Beneteau 40.7

21:34:00

2

1769

“Tappo Piccolo”

Richard vonEhrenkrook

Cal 20

21:35:47

3

147

“Oui B 5”

Frank Glassner

J/120

21:38:05

4

18441

“Mintaka 4”

Gerry Brown

Farr

21:39:05

5

518501

“Morpheus”

Jim Gregory

Custom 50

21:40:30

6

7080

“Perseverance”

Daniel Chador

Beneteau 47.7

21:41:15

7

93102

“Howl”

Peter Krueger

Sydney 38

21:42:00

8

87231

“Defiance”

Bruce Frolich

SC-40

21:58:05

9

87231

“Phantom”

John Gulliford

J/24

22:04:05

10

1315

“Sweet Pea”

John Stevens

Lancer 36

23:30:00

RAF

18151

“Bloom County”

Tony Basso

Mancebo 30


DNF

30

“Salient”

Mark Pearce

Cal 39


DNF

11

“Weckless”

Tim Russell

Wylie Wabbit


Not bad.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Back in the yacht club.

Waiting for results and enjoying a drink. We passed 4 or 5 boats in an exciting sprint to the finish. Rob's selection of the way line was key. Whatever the hell that means.

Getting dark and heeled over.

Sailing high to get across the tide line.

Whatever that means.

Mopheus sail casts shadow on the bow of the Overseas Petromar

To paraphrase a vaguely remembered quote... "When small boats cast large shadows, it is a sure sign that the sun is setting."

Heading back

Under and around the Carquinez bridge






Another competitor

Changing sails again

Approaching Carquinez Bridge

Competitor around turn and heading back.

On the rail

Vicky sets the after guy.

Whatever the hell that means.

Cookies!

Home made chocolate chip.

Perfect day... No worries

Under the Benicia-Maritinez bridge

Preparing to change sails

Kite is up we are racing

Sail up

14 minutes to start

Underway heading out to the start

Despite an iffy wind forecast...

Its a go and the main sail is made ready.

Morpheus and I arrive at SFYC

About the same time.

FW: Midnight Moonlight Marathon

From: Jim Gregory
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Midnight Moonlight Marathon

Glad to see that I am not the only one confused by this forecast (see below).

We are still a go. Will have to see....

VERY UP AND DOWN & Shifty. Very unusual wind eddy off Golden Gate is pushing wind in pure S. direction stealing Sherman wind.

Now at 11:30 AM a pretty bizarre pattern has developed. There is an counter-clockwise wind eddy rotating between Pt. Reyes and Pacifica west of the Golden Gate. This is pushing fog and PURE SOUTH wind over the bay from near 3rd. Ave. to the wine country. This is giving Crissy and Berkeley pure south winds. It also means that Sherman Island is losing much of it's to the wine country. That is why San Luis is blasting with a 28 knot average while Sherman Island is only upper teens. On the ridges we are seeing strong gusts from the SW to W to NW so forecast is really a gamble.

Hedge Gusty and up and down winds at some sites especially Sherman, Stick, Crissy outside, Coyote and 3rd. Ave. These types of eddies tend to die fast in the PM so the wind scene could change fast but the wind will still be best from Coyote northward.

East Bay wind may be too SOUTH: Pt. Isabel mid to upper teens. Berkeley near 20's . Alameda low to mid teens.

Sherman: UP AND DOWN AM upper teens to low 20's IF THE EDDY DIES and fog to the north and south fades. PM low to mid 20's if eddy dies. There will be a bit of a mid day fade tomorrow and a major fade Sunday.

Coast: Waddell upper teens to low 20's if clearing goes as expected but eddy could kill the wind at anytime. Bodega low teens with clearing.

Peninsula: Stick up and down upper teens. 3rd, Coyote a bit unreliable low to mid teens inside with upper teens to low 20's in the channel. Palo Alto sees mid teens with some upper teens.

Central Bay: Crissy has less fog. Light near shore then slowly ramping up towards mid bay to mid 20's. TI the same with mid 20's near Blunt Pt.

- Jim Gregory



From: Jim Gregory
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 9:21 AM
Subject: RE: Midnight Moonlight Marathon

Good Morning,

Well, the latest forecast for winds this afternoon/evening is not encouraging.

TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 30 KT MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY MORNING FOG. .TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 30 KT. WINDS SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 20 KT BY MIDNIGHT.

Don’t know about you, but I was sort of hoping for 10-15 knots and a bit of a pleasure cruise. I’ll be down at the boat by 1pm and we’ll see how things look.

The default status is still a go, but... If this forecast becomes real, we may all need to find something else to do this evening....

- Jim Gregory



From: Jim Gregory
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 5:32 PM
Subject: RE: Midnight Moonlight Marathon

Changes to the master plan....

Looks like boats get a bigger head start than I expected. We do not start until 5:30pm tomorrow.

So.....let’s shift the RYC departure to 3:15 and the SFYC meeting to 4:00pm. Will need lots of help getting battens in sails, etc.

Feel free to bring friends...we still appear to be a bit under staffed. Mike can you contact Rick on my behalf???

Rob suggests that I remind you that this can be a pretty chilly return from Vallejo to SFYC. So, pack some warm clothes just in case the heat goes away.

It’s still 90+ here in Danville!!!

- Jim Gregory



From: Jim Gregory
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: Midnight Moonlight Marathon

All,

It looks like things are falling into place for the Midnight Moonlight Marathon tomorrow evening.

I just registered!! Must be official now!!

IMPORTANT

The sailing instructions require that all aboard where life jackets during the race. I have plenty of inflatable safety harness/lifejackets, and will bring a few vests. But....if you have a favorite of your own please bring it!!

As for logistics;

- The first start of the afternoon will be 3pm. I would guess our start will be around 4pm??? (to be confirmed later today).

- We should probably plan on a 2:30 RYC departure, and a 3:15 pickup at the end of the dock nearest the breakwater at SFYC. (please let me know which you prefer so I don’t leave without someone.)

- I’ll bring beer/soda/water.

- Debbie’s out of town so I should not be trusted with food. Can everyone bring a snack or whatever seems appropriate? I’ll try to grab some sandwiches as well.

Anything else??? Please call me at if you think of something that I am forgetting....

- Jim Gregory


07/07/07 @ exactly 07:07:07 A.M. This morning

Shot from our terrace looking toward Twin Peaks. I expected something more somehow. A harmonic convergence of fortuitous fortune - or something.

Anyway, this post is dedicated to the MW Mobile Blog's one and only RSS feed reader. I didn't even think I enabled a feed on this blog as I considered it a somewhat pointless exercise for a blog of this nature. Imagine my surprise when I learned that I actually had a subscriber. Apparently an academic at a theological college somewhere in the Chicagoland area.

Go figger.

Depending on the winds, this blog may be colliding with JG's mobile blog aboard the Morpheus for the Midnight Moonlight Maritime Marathon sail later today.

Stay tuned Professor C...