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Phil Collins

There’s something you should know about us. We are slaves to tradition. “A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past.”, is how wikipedia defines it … Continue reading

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2,000 miles (and a farewell to baja)

Earlier today we officially marked our 2,000th (nautical) mile! Not bad. And to think, it only took us three months. If it were a little less windy we’d set off one of Aunt Mary’s lanterns… but on our 1,000th mile … Continue reading

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My Journey with the SBB

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On a brisk and cloudy Sunday in late October I met the ‘Saltbreaker Boys’ in a West Marine parking lot.  Marc, my captain on the Mer Sea, introduced me to Alex and Nick Kleeman, Dosh and Dave Green (whose name … Continue reading

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Taxi Please

Jose Napoleon drives by on a 4-wheel ATV.  He’s wearing ear-buds and a sweatshirt that says “Security”.  Alex waves him down and asks directions to some landmark where in 18 hours, and with considerable luck, I am to meet a … Continue reading

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Baha Ha Ha according to Dosh Part III (or Dosh is finally done)

I have decided to post my experiences with Saltbreaker in three parts and in relatively rapid succession since this is sort of past due and I just had too much to say for one post. I thank the permanent Saltbreaker … Continue reading

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What it really means to Saltbreaker something (Or Baha Ha Ha according to Dosh Part II)

“I’ve got all these squid biting at my lure but they don’t seem to grab, does anyone know how to catch these things?” This was a question presented to all the Ha Ha boats over the radio during the second … Continue reading

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Baha Ha Ha according to Dosh Part I (or Juan Part II)

15 days. That is the amount of time that I was aboard the vessel Saltbreaker, a 32 foot fiberglass sail boat with tight quarters, a finicky head, only one lee cloth, and a crew that can be described as unsightly, … Continue reading

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Juan (part 1)

The taste of Tecate is still fresh in my mouth as I decide to stand up. The wind is strong, really strong, so much so that when I open my mouth my cheeks begin flapping around as if I were … Continue reading

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Return of the Sea Beast

“Grab the gaff! … and a club!” We’ve been catching a LOT of kelp. Everywhere we’ve gone we keep hearing about how great the fishing is. The Channel Islands had reports of schools of tuna in 40ft of water, Catalina … Continue reading

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Bear Mace Bear Maze

“Naw, that’s not nearly enough!” “Three bears is plenty, you want to make sure you can still get out of the maze!” We’re in San Diego and we’ve just finished painting the deck (another story there). Everyone’s pretty tired again. … Continue reading

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