MW Mobile Blog

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...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Forgot the 19th hole wrap up shot

this will have to do...

BP 96
MS 107
MW 108
RE 111

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Bob takes us home on18



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Traditional 17th hole portrait



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Bob is on the 17th ladies tee

...but shooting back at the 16th green. It's all very confusing.

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Somewhere well after the turn.

I am having trouble keeping up with the round. Back at the turn, these were the scores:

BP 45
MW 54
RE 57
MS 60

This the 15th - the beer hole. We teamed up to compete for the two extra beers. The Mikes lost to the non-Mikes. Bob and I tied with 6's, but SF Mike lost the beers for us as his 5 was not good enough to match up to Roy's bogey 4. Yes this was a par 3. Yes we are bad golfers.


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My approach on 12

After a sparkling drive into the teeth of the wind.

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can u spot the swing flaw?

Bob's tee shot on 9 - which was miraculously found deep in the woods on the right. Still, Bob recovered for a scrambling par.

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On the beach

Again.

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SF Mike's second shot on the par 3 4th

Well in advance of the ladies tee.

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SF Mike tees off on 3



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Roy out of the trap on two.



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bob's approach on 2

after a nice drive down the middle of the fairway. That is my even nicer drive 20 yards on.


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live blogging sharp park

First live blog effort with new phone. Roy, Bob and the new recruit - SF Mike.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Au Revoir

Lexie is winging her way home. We had a great time with her here, and we'll miss her. We'll finish with a few more pics from the last week that somehow did not make it into the previous posts. In no particular order:

Fog over Alcatraz - a recurring theme (click image to enlarge)

Sigrid exposes Lexie to some art history and culture at the Gertrude Stein collection currently exhibited at SF MOMA


Sea Ranch Chapel

Moonlight at Sea Ranch

The last Sea Lion at Pier 39


Sigrid prepared a special last dinner together. Grilled marinated salmon, zucchini, and garlic mashed potatoes.

Hopefully it will not be another 20 years before we see her again. In any case - she left her mark behind...
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The Lexie Lark Legacy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Checking out the harbor seals at Sea Ranch


Lexie wanted to see seals.


We saw many seals as well as other flora and fauna while hiking the Sea Ranch trails.







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Saturday, July 9, 2011

A commando roll under the fence and a rope climb down the hill

Not sure that Lexie understood that this was what we had in mind when we suggested exploring the tidal pools in the cove.

She turned out to be pretty good climber.


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UPDATED: More pics...

On the bottom by the cove she saw some things that she had not seen before - Like mussels, and crabs, and anemones and...

Sea Urchin

Starfish

She also learned to never turn her back on the ocean.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Gualala Estuary

Looks quit a bit different from my last visit - the river is now closed to the sea. We'll be kayaking in the river this afternoon.

UPDATE: Some pics from our kayaking adventure:






After kayaking - we checked out the property.

More pics and vid clips later.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ferries and cable cars and antique trolleys

Continuing Lexie's San Francisco tour, today was an old-timey San Francisco travel day.


We started with a Cable Car ride to the Ferry Building which pre-dates the 1908 1906 earthquake.


Then a ferry across the bay to Sausalito.



After lunch at a bay side cafe, we take the ferry back, and catch the F-line to Fisherman's Wharf for some souvenir shopping and what many consider the epitome of California cuisine - an In-and-Out Burger. The San Francisco F-Line may be the most interesting public transit anywhere. All the trolleys on the F-Line are antique trolley cars from municipal railroads all over the world.


Appropriately, we are riding an antique Kansas City trolley.