Monday, August 15, 2011

Down the West Coast of the U.S. to Mexico

Joann and I took our 48', twin diesel, boat to Mexico.  It was a 13 month cruise.  We stopped every night (except two) and did a lot of sight seeing and visiting along the way.  Click here.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hijacked to Cuba - Better to be Lucky than Smart

.MD-11 big brother to the DC-9.  When I retired I was flying this pretty bird to Asia.

I had only been a captain for a couple of years when my Delta Airlines DC-9 was commandeered by a man with a bomb.  Read this factual account by CLICKING HERE

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Midnight Ride Across Khutze Bay

Our anchor came unhooked at midnight.  We drifted for over a mile across the hazards of Khutze Bay in the wilderness of British Columbia's Northwest Passage. Click here to read the story.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I could see flashes coming from the gun

We were flying a recon flight out of Key West.. Taking low level  pictures of shipping off the northwest coast of Cuba.  We were chugging along at 180 kts only 150 feet above the wave tops.  I saw the gun flashing - I don't know how they missed us.  Click here to read more.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Refueling at Turtle Bay

My gorgeous bride sitting on the beach in Pensacola in 1959 has nothing to do with this article.

Our cruise from Anacortes Wa to Puerto Vallarta Mexico had many interesting happenings.  I enjoyed this stop halfway down the Baha Peninsula.
To read more about Turtle Bay refueling   Click here

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cruising the San Juan Islands of Washington State

Over a period of 23 years we owned and operated three different boats from Skyline Marina in Anacortes, Washington.  Anacortes is on Fildalgo Island.  Here is a picture of our cruising buddy, Eagle Spirit.  She is a 64 foot Ocean Alexander luxury yacht.  Together, we cruised the San Juans Islands, and north to Alaska.
To read this piece.   Click here