Thursday, October 31, 2013

High Fashion

Sara provides Deb with a lesson covering fashion requirements for Seville's annual Fair which is the highlight of Seville's social calendar each year.

Jim Gregory 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Almost done putting Morpheus to bed...

We have been very quiet lately.

 Not much to report, and its hard to make cleaning, stowing, organizing, and winterizing, sound interesting.

Morpheus will be hauled on Monday.  Once all is settled, Deb and I will be heading to Seville via train to see our friends Ulf and Sara one more time before we fly home to NYC on Nov. 1st.

Things are about to change rather radically for us.  I hope we are ready for life on land...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Raise the Anchor!

Its not often that you see something like this.  I guess during the night the wind died and the boat swung entirely around dragging the anchor chain with it across the bottom until it hooked the anchor.  I was more than a bit surprised to see the anchor come up with 30 feet of chain still in the water.  Once I figured that part out, I started thinking about what would have happened if the wind came up after the change in direction.  I'm thinking that anchor probably wouldn't have been doing a very good job, and we could have been very unhappy!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Today is an anniversary of sorts.  Perhaps it's better to simply call it a significant day.

Three years ago today, Debbie and I were working furiously to get a hundred loose ends tied up so that we could jump onboard Morpheus, throw off our dock lines, and leave the Richmond Yacht Club and the San Francisco Bay Area behind. 

October 10th, 2010.  That was our target date to begin the adventure that continues today.

Well, we didn't get all those loose ends organized, and we ended up leaving three days later. 

But, we did leave! 

That first step was a big one.  Lot's of people talk about taking it, but never quite get there.

Three years later, I'm sure glad that we did!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Don't try this at home!!

I think we've mentioned the "Human Tower" contest during the Barcelona MERCE Festival several times, but the pictures and video that I took didn't do it justice.  Luckily, I've found a couple of videos online and if you have a couple of minutes to watch you will be amazed at what people can do.

Just for fun!

Well, if all goes well and the weather cooperates we will finally be leaving Barcelona tomorrow morning. I was going through some of our photo's and video last night and threw this together. Enjoy. Or not...

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Debbie got to go to a horse show!

WooHoo!! I got to go to the CSIO International jumping finals last Sunday!!! Some of the worlds best jumpers. Fun!