After a 1,500-mile holiday road trip that was a little more exciting than I had planned (see "Dannyboy Troubles" post), I'm now back onto the streets of San Francisco. Well, not literally on the streets - at least not yet. This week I'll be house-sitting for some good friends in Mill Valley. It should be a quiet, relaxing week which I will spend catching up on administrative things -- bills, taxes, computer backup, and perhaps some enhancements to my website. I hope to finish a couple of DBT videos too. All the while, I will have to fend off the two aggressively friendly cats in this house!
My 2017 plan is still a mystery to you... and to me. But I'm working on it. Stay tuned. It will likely continue to be a medley of sailing, volunteering, and traveling. But the exact activities and locations are TBD. In 2016, I focused on accumulating richer experiences as a sailor: I crossed the South Pacific Ocean twice, and skippered a two-week charter in Croatia. This added nearly 3,000 sea miles to my sailing resume! In 2017, I want to build on this foundation, with the goal in 2018 or 2019 of having a "career" sailing. I don't know what that exactly means yet, but I hope it includes a bit of income. :-)
As always, I welcome any house-sitting or overnight crash-pad opportunities while I'm in the Bay Area. And if you have a boat, then by all means, please contact me if you need crew!
Happy new year everyone!
Here are a few obligatory selfies from my road trip: