SF Gunkholing June 15-20, 2008
I'm signed up for the week-long SF Maritime Museum's Gunkholing trip in the Delta - should be quite a trip!
This year they are trying something new, starting and ending at the
same marina, Eddo's near Antioch. This means several days of upwind
sailing in our small boats, so we shall see how it all works out. We
have the scow-schooner Alma and several chase boats to help us out if
I'm working on tweaking my boat's gear, and built a new whisker pole
and sunshade/bimini-thingie last week.
Canoeyawl will be there, not sure if any other Forumites are attending.
My biggest concern is the heat = I grew up in the Central Valley and did quite a bit of summer boating in the Delta 15 years ago, but dealing with 100+ degree weather is a potential problem when you are sittin' in the sun all day...
2007 story & photos - http://ooto.com/blog/gunkhole07.html
(Click the photos to see three pages of images)
2007 video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8q0FhxjU1E
older article -
"The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.