It’s early in the morning here in California. I’ve been here for a couple of days and they have over 700 wild fires burning here in Northern California. I’ve been living in smoke and a lot of it. I’ll post a photo or two when I have the chance.
It was a great day at sea for Scott, Sarah and family… Scott and Sarah got married onboard Star of Orion on June 21st, 2008. It was wet and sloppy getting there and real wet and sloppy getting back to port, but that was just for the captains to deal with. As for the day it was beautiful… Sunshine, puffy clouds and no rain all day long for the boat rides and wedding. The temp was just right and winds were at 10 to 12 mph. A really great day for a wedding.
I think a good time was had by all. It was a special wedding, I mean they all are, but this one was pretty cool.
Here's a little addition to the blog that may be fun. For the last few months I've been testing a new little unit that is a personal satellite tracking system. It lets people know that I'm ok, or if I need help, or if there is an emergency where I may need basically a mayday sent to an agency. I took it to the caribbean a month or so ago and it works great. So I'm going to incorporate it into my blog for tracking me down on my travels.
What a day… Saturday the 21st was a wonderful day. I was hired to do a wedding off the shore of Sanibel Island, about 3 hours from port on the outside. Sounded good, but it was going to take all day and the weather here is pretty iffy when it comes to this time of year. Usually it clouds up and rains and thunderstorms roll in in the afternoon.
It had this spout that lasted about 20 minutes. Wow that was a long time. It just kept spinnin'. Then when it started to wind down, another one took its place.
I thought I'd start putting some videos up on YouTube. Nothing special, just a place to put up some videos that help people understand who I am. Nothing earthshattering, but fun films that I want to save somewhere and show to friends like you.
I was going through some photo's to put up on the blog and I popped them all into a folder to use as the days went on. The following shows four lovely ladies that I had the pleasure of sailing with.
We headed out to sea and enjoyed a nice 4 hours together. When we got to the dock, I wanted to shoot this photo so that everyone could see their smilin' faces.
Did I tell you it's the rainy season. Thunder is rolling as I write this and the rain is pouring down. I have a wedding to do on Saturday of this week and I'm watching three weather models to see which one I want to go with. I figure that's the best way to do the weather, just find a guy that tells you what you want to hear and then go with that guy. It takes all the worry out of checking the weather.
It will be a beautiful day no matter what the weather brings. Be sure and check back about our wedding packages. They are not on the site at this time, but if you check back, it should be up there soon.
Weddings at sea. Aaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhh… What fun. Call me if I can put something together for you.
Well to bed I say… Get some rest and if nothing else, go wax the boat tomorrow.
The next generation of sailors are upon us… It's a great feeling to be able to share the magic of handling a vessel on the sea and know that someday, maybe some day, this little sailor will have a boat of his own and be sailing the world because of what an ol' salt told him. He took the wheel with confidence and let us down Estero Island. I could have taken a nap… I enjoyed just ridding and talking. As you can see his brother was the leader in that department.
Well having such a great boat dog does have it's advantages. Once she barks you onboard, she settles in to doing her job and that's to make people onboard Star of Orion comfy and happy. Puppy therapy, what a job. I wish I could snuggle up and have everyone scratch me behind the ears, but people would talk…
Well it's Saturday morning here in Southwest Florida…
You know, when you don't see anything wrong then it must be ok…
At least that's what this photo seems to say. As you can see a few posts ago, I poked a hole in the fiberglass and Capt. Ron came to the rescue.
Here's an interesting shot… You just don't see Ron and Paul on the dock at the same time very often.