“Wayfinding”

About a month before my first son Garrett was born, I started to look for a gift to give him at his berth, to commemorate this occasion. I was at an antique maritime store in Miami when I found the right gift. It was a lifeboat sextant. A small compact sextant that they placed inContinue reading ““Wayfinding””

“Hei Matau”

The “Hei Matau” to some people also called a Maori, Tahitian, Hawaiian, or Polynesian fishhook. I first came across this talisman while reading some sailing logs and books back in the early 1990’s, a symbol to the wearer of a safe journey while at sea. I found one made out of shell at a surfContinue reading ““Hei Matau””

“The DUKE”

I always wondered what ever happened to “The DUKE”? You see I have some history with this CA paddle-wheeler. Not just any paddle-wheeler, but one with a historic and troubled past. Found this video on YouTube and will share my story and pictures afterwards. You see, she wasn’t always called “The DUKE”, that was theContinue reading ““The DUKE””

QB II sitting pretty at Old Bahama Bay.

The new Hunt 80 “Queen Bee II” safely moored at Old Bahama Bay, West End Bahamas.  It was a nice run across from Hinckley Yachts Stuart on Wednesday, the Gulfstream was a nice 6′ to 8′.  Had a nice time talking shop with Capt. Fred, a really good guy.  Best of luck to him andContinue reading “QB II sitting pretty at Old Bahama Bay.”

Awesome video of Hawaii by drone. Looks like a lot of Watermen living the lifestyle!

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/156212670″>LANIAKEA – Hawaii by Drone</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/karimiliya”>Karim Iliya</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>    

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