Tag Archives: sailing

The lower lights

Lighthouses speak to me. The first one I remember seeing as a little boy is the Biloxi Lighthouse on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later, when my family moved to Pascagoula in 1970 and I began to sail, the Round Island … Continue reading

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20 years with “The Gail”

Some people set getting married as a life goal. I never did. Neither did Gail, my wife of twenty years. Maybe that’s why our marriage has worked so well. It was a matter of two people finding the right mate … Continue reading

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The U.S. Coast Guard – my 3 day hitch

Stood watch with Fly at helm/beautiful night/…cadet showed me how to find wind speed, true and relative/found contacts on radar/plotted contacts’ course… The above notes are from a little pad I took with me at age fifteen during my “Three … Continue reading

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Destination: Gulf of Mexico

Recently, seeing what’s left of the Round Island Lighthouse near Highway 90 in Pascagoula, Mississippi where I lived in the 1970s brought back a boatload of memories of sailing out to it as a boy.  In my “12-foot yacht,” a … Continue reading

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