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Great Dane On A Sail Boat: Quincy’s Happy Place

I’m speaking for Quincy today when I say….”Hello”.  She’s pretty mellow as it’s been a crazy long week and she’s been in several different places this week, but wanted to show you her happy place.  Because we were towed to a boatyard and have been there this past week, Quincy’s been in her favorite day-care and kennel all week.  We’re just not sure that the boatyard would like a large breed dog tramping through for walks and she might end up barking all night at the legion of mating sea-lions all around the area.  Here’s Quincy in her happy place:

Quincy loves all the folks who tune into her Sunday column and welcomes you all to keep reading, cause she says she’s going to keep on publishing every Sunday.  On my part, we’re hoping and praying our engine will be rebuilt and back into the boat by mid-October as we continue to prepare to untie our docklines and take off with the Baja Ha-Ha 2019.  Please stick with us-  If you WANT to give Quincy a bit more love, you can always click on our Patreon site and consider buying her some dog food or us a beer! 


Nightwatch: Barbi vs Sleeping Beauty!

Barbi versus Sleeping Beauty….who would you rather have on night watch?  Let me explain.  Last time we were out for a night run, I snapped pictures of both Barbi and Sleeping Beauty as they came off their night watches…and what a difference.  Barbi had obviously done her hair, makeup and put on new clothes.  She had brushed her teeth and had some coffee, cause she was ready for the day.  Sleeping Beauty…..was sleeping like she should have been after coming off a night watch and sleep is so important coming off watch.  So check them out…Barbi and Sleeping Beauty- 

Barbi coming off night watch. Probably didn’t keep a good watch cause she needed to perfect her look. 


Sleeping Beauty doing what she should be doing after night watch….sleeping. 

Kids Corner: SeaWorld One Last Time

Sooo…I…don’t know really what to write about…hmmm…right now I would really rather be reading harry potter or something. I guess my brain is just really clouded up because we stayed up until MIDNIGHT lastnight! Kellyn’s friend came over and they watched some movies and stuff…{suddenly}…OHH! OHH! I JUST CAME UP WITH THE BEST IDEA! I’ll write about that day when we went to seaworld! So anyway dad dropped us off and we went to these touch pools. There were horseshoe crabs, sharks, cleanerfish, and lots of other animals at the touchpools. The sharks skin felt like sandpaper. Then we went to Trip to Atlantis, one of the rides. We got soaked, but on another ride, the River Rapids, we actually went under the waterfall! I felt like I just had a bath! Anyway, this story, IS TO BE CONTIUED. TEAGAN UP AND OUT!











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waterfall! I felt like I just had a bath! Anyway, this story, IS TO BE CONTIUED. TEAGAN UP AND OUT!






Remember WHY You’re Doing All That Work?

Are you living to die or dying to live? Remember YOUR larger goals in life.  Don’t give up on goals till you kicked their ass!

See my goals!  


Adventuring As A Passion

Reporting from somewhere over the Pacific: Sitting in my comfy seat on Hawaiian Airlines, I’m appreciative of the extra room afforded us. Soon we’ll be far from land on a small boat, without much luxury and a lot of long hours. I’m on my way to Honolulu, Hawaii to help deliver a sailboat to the mainland. On the plane are my fellow crew members. Both of them coming out of the West Coast Race Circuits, I sheepishly admit I’m not much of a racer. I’m here to cross half the Pacific safely on a small boat….soaking up all the knowledge I can. Even in the airport; I spot them easily as we have similar attributes: beards, ball caps, flippies, well-used and comfy clothes and confidence that shines through their easy demeanor. Going out to cruise or race along coastlines is something we’ve all done, but shooting toward the west coast of the US from Hawaii is a whole new ballgame. Our Captain’s done it before and I’ve got confidence in him and the crew. No one knows how they’re gonna do when confronted by epic adventure…I get nervous as I pack and want nothing more than to just get started. I don’t like showing up all dressed for the party just to find it’s a dud….so I’m excited to have been given this opportunity. You may not realize, but there’s folks who pay ALOT of money for heavy weather passages, offshore experiences and chances to sail with some of the big names in the offshore sailing world. Me….I look for experiences…but prefer not to go looking for heavy weather. I do fully realize that you’ve gotta be fully practiced and prepared for adventure as then it will seek you out. Neither me or Michelle is great at sitting on the sidelines…so she pushed me to accept this opportunity so we’d add more experience for our upcoming trip. As Behan and Jamie Gifford of Totem have written about…I don’t attribute my experience level to the miles sailed….but to the skills and practical knowledge gained. Sitting here reading about modern day explorers, I’m excited about this upcoming trip. You won’t hear much from me for a few weeks, but I’ll bring you photos and posts when I get back. And….at the same time I’m gone on this trip, our kids are starting school again and our engine will hopefully come out of the boat safely and quickly with my wife project managing.

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Great Dane on a Sail Boat: Great Dane Gets Sneaky!

Great Dane’s are notorious for loving “off-limits” areas where a human might sit down or sleep.  Cause when a Great Dane gets onto these pieces of furniture, no one else does.  Wanna see what this looks like on a boat with very small beds?  Especially when she thinks she’s getting away with it and continues the behavior. (more…)

Kids Corner- Adventures at Camp Grandma

Soo…I gess I have to finish camp grandma and grandpa

So anyway, in the first camp grandma and grandpa, it ended with that awesome cliffhanger, so now im gonna answer that. WE WENT TO……………….

{pause for dramatic affect}……………this place called………………CATTAIL LAKE!!!! Yay, I know. It was actually pretty fun.  So we brought our paddle boards and I actually learned how to stand up!{all credit going to grandpa of course, for helping me do it, and because I know you will be reading this} so we spent the day at the beach, for five days, all day. Me, swimming and trying to catch at least one of the many cray fish{looks like little lobsters} that live there, with no success,{no surprise there}. Or maybe one of the little tiny fish{no luck}? After that we had dinner and smores{yum!}. after five days of camping, we decided to go home. I waved goodbye cattail lake, Arizona, as we drove away, back to California…by the way, dad wanted me to mention the awesome mineral sunscreen, Raw Elements, our first sponser. TEAGAN UP AND OUT!!!!