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Hitting the Water in San Diego

August 3, 2018 by
Hitting the Water in San Diego

I’m excited. For the first time in my life, I live within easy reach of shore diving in interesting waters. San Diego isn’t necessarily a world class dive destination, but it has some amazing sub-surface sites to see. The First … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Children

July 31, 2018 by
The Wonder of Children

We have friends in Seattle. My wife’s college roommate lives there with her husband. We like to visit. It’s been a while, but I’m feeling nostalgic so I figured I’d share a set of images I never shared in any … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Move Day

July 25, 2018 by
Teardrop: Move Day

The day I’ve been racing to be ready for is here: move day. The trailer is at least basically ready. The lights are wired up, the doors and hatch all latch. Time for a 1324 miles drive. I left Austin … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

July 21, 2018 by
Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

The day has come… It is time to get a VIN, a Title and Licenses Plates! That means today is Bureaucracy day! Or, if you like, you can call it Stand In Line day, or Which of These 10 Forms … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

July 12, 2018 by
Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

The long term plan is to skin the teardrop in aluminum. That aluminum will sit on top of a base of plywood. This last couple of weeks have been about getting the skin on. Side Walls It is finally time … Continue reading

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A Green Sea Turtle Nest

July 11, 2018 by
A Green Sea Turtle Nest

Hum I awoke this morning to see the turtle patrol at work just down beach from me. At some point over night an endangered green sea turtle had come onto the beach and into the dunes to lay a clutch … Continue reading

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2x Texas Rig Dive

July 9, 2018 by
2x Texas Rig Dive

I grew up in central Texas. Our family vacation most years was a stay on Port A at one of the resort hotels, La Mirage’ if I remember right. We’d hang around the pool and play on the beech. We’d … Continue reading

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Lake Travis Life

July 2, 2018 by
Lake Travis Life

Lake Travis is not known for it’s abundant fish life. People fish it, and there are places where we feed the cat-fish and carp. But all in all, it isn’t a place most people think “I’m going to go diving … Continue reading

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The Seedy Underbelly of Lake Travis

July 2, 2018 by
The Seedy Underbelly of Lake Travis

Lake Travis is the place to be for many people in Austin. They come to swim, to ski or wake-board or ride tubes and above all, they come to drink. That last one is a big deal and big money. … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

June 16, 2018 by
Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

Today was all about prepping the trailer to install the skin on the passenger side. I’ve finished the wiring that side. I’ve installed the insulation. The two things I need to finish before I can glue down the 1/4″ plywood … Continue reading