RAIN DOG & BUTTERCUP
BRIAN AND ERIKA'S ADVENTURE ABOARD RAIN DOG, A PACIFIC SEACRAFT CREALOCK 34, AND THE ADORABLE LAND YACHT BUTTERCUP.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Rain Dog and Ocean Girl are Cruising
Sunday, November 24, 2013
NEW BLOG LINK FIX
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Switching to WordPress
LINK TO NEW BLOG AT WORDPRESS
I've moved our blog to wordpress. Hopefully this will be a better app for my tablet (iPad). I want to switch to a kindle, get away from the trappings of apple, apparently wordpress is good for kindle too. Some of my biggest issues with blogging on a tablet are: posting vids and pics, and replying to comments.
Anyways, blog will be under construction and discombobulated now and then as I find my way around. Some posts I'm working on are:
Custom composting head
The perfect doggy pee mat for life at anchor and underway.
Slip covers and a little help for the old tired cushions
Snubber, following in Estarzinger's wake :)
Radio cabinet for the nav station
Lifeline netting and weather cloths to help keep pooch aboard.
Cheap cockpit mosquito netting, it ain't pretty, but neither is a mosquito bite!
Replacing the Pacific Seacraft dorades with low profile solar vents
Replacing the Hatches, Bomar series 100
Bottom job, hull repair, seacock rebuilds.
Monitor wind vane refit ( really just cleaning, lubricating, and replacing lines :) )
As you can see, we are grooving right along with the boat projects. Now that I have a better blogging app, I will try to catch up.
The picture was taken heading up the ship channel near Port Aransas, Texas.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Waterproof Ham HH
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Hammin It up
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Scrubbing Teak and Ramblings
Saturday, August 3, 2013
More anchor pics
Monday, July 15, 2013
Hanging Out Aboard Rain Dog
Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Martians have landed! The Story of Scupper's Beginning.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
KAELA OUR LOVABLE POOCH
Kaela, our wonderful dog, passed away last Saturday night. She passed away at 17 years old, in her sleep, after having a stroke. She died at home with Brian and I hugging her. She never seemed in pain or scared, she seemed ready and peaceful.
We love you baby girl.
Link to a little vid I made to remember her by
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I fell down the rabbit hole :-)
Summer 2012 Brian and I went land roaming. My doctors said I needed time to heal( I had brain surgery for those just tuning in :-)). So we headed north, camped in the great Wind River mountains of Wyoming, explored the miles and miles of deserted beaches of Lake Superior. We then headed towards the east coast to John Hopkins for some more medical tests. My health was not improving, in fact, I was deteriorating. John Hopkins was able to DX a CSF leak. Cerebral Spinal leaks will cause all sorts off issues. This leak was caused or occurred because of the brain surgery. There are few specialists who have success repairing leaks of this nature. Cedar Sanai in Los Angeles, California specializes in CSF leaks. So off to LA we went. Thankfully, we have a friend who lives 9 miles from Cedars :-). The surgery was major, but it has completely cured me. My poor brain and body have been through the ringer, so lots of Physical therapy to get my strength back.
Through out all this crazy ride, my hubby Brian has been wonderful. It funny how many great times we have had while battling my health issues.
Brian and I are planning to get back to Rain Dog to complete her refit. We will head to the Bahamas for our next sabbatical, hopefully in December-January this year :-)