Saturday, April 29, 2017


On the way to the MEDITERRANEAN YACHT SHOW in Nafplion ...a two hour drive west of Athens.

POSEIDON'S TEMPLE, 60 kilometers east  of Athens.

Next door to our hotel was a TiKi BaR complete with photos of  BRANDO from the 1964 movie " MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


This is a paragraph from a story about the OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB.
In it is a description of a poster I had when I was 11 years old. OBVIOUSLY I was wrong concerning the guys on the wave. Downing, Trent nor Gregg were / are goofy foot.
I hadn't seen that poster in 57 years until last week. It's going up for auction soon.

  The surf room was entirely walled in with it’s own door, bed and desk. I spent many hours lying there reading anything surf related (pre SURFER magazine) which consisted of books about Hawaiian history. On the wall, at the foot of the bed I tacked up a Hawaiian travel poster, a painting of George Downing, Buzzy Trent and Ricky Gregg coming down a mammoth Makaha point wave. These guys instantly transformed into my heroes and I vowed that someday I would follow in their footsteps eventually riding a wave like that. At the time … never did I think I would not only live in Hawaii but also ride a wave with George Downing coming down the face in front of me on a big day at Castles in May 1968. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

AUSTIN'S got food and music

Lots of music

It's also the only liberal stronghold in the state of Texas

Rockin roll harp

The Elephant Room is a true jazz club

One of a kind food van


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