In 1990, I was the navigator of FS COLBERT (C611) as the US Navy officer on exchange with the French Navy (one of two of us, actually, and my buddy Vince got the gig as an instructor at the Naval Academy in Brest).
One day we got the call.
- The Trip (Toulon, France to Sevastopol via Bonifacio, Messina, Aegean, Dardanelles, Istanbul, Bosphorus, and Black Sea)
- Sevastopol, USSR, 1990
- Why We Love To Spend Money
- The Inspiration
We're going to do an historic visit to the port of Sevastopol in the then, still, Soviet Union, in the Black Sea.
As navigator of COLBERT, this was the fun. Toulon to Sevastopol.
Get out the charts and start drawing tracks and calculating various transit times. Open ocean is easy and standard, usually 12-15 knots (13-17 MPH). But...Read More
Update: The T@DA is now on a local RV lot for anyone interested. …The advantage of having a blog with good Google Creds… Here’s the Craigslist posting: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/4015997956.html ~~~ $14,900 2009 Dutchmen TADA, no longer in production and very classic. Manufactured in the European style (sheet metal and fiberglass “sandwich” sidewalls on a steel X-frame) for……...Read More
Last evening was my brother Dave’s turn to cook. Not fully paleo with the rice, but otherwise, nothing but vegetables, meat, & fish. Just take it light on the rice and everything should be okay. Paella Dave uploaded the whole series of photos, which you can see here…. Click below to gain access to the…...Read More
Just mostly food pics, all cooked by friends and family, especially my mom and two brothers. I actually brought food and ended up cooking nothing this time around. You'll soon see why I didn't bother.Read More
The prep. The meal. Omelet with red onion, green onion, and tomato (with seeds and "gel" removed). Feta Cheese sprinkled on top.Read More
There are a couple of things about my health and fitness blogging that have surprised me, and this goes back to May, '07, even when this was still primarily a political blog with excursions into EvFit. They are reactions to the food photos and queries about cooking. I suppose I'm surprised because I've always been around people (familly, mostly) who cook, and cook well, and I've always cooked plenty (in between the pizzas and fast food of the last decade or so). It's just like my previous hunting post. I get that people don't really have to, to survive, but part of me could never feel that utterly detached from the base requirements of survival. I'm going to do something a bit different with this food post. I'll take you through it. What makes this different is this was out camping, so even though I shopped at a market and didn't forage or kill, I did cook out in nature, and ultimately, cooked over an open fire. Let's go, then. First, here's the setting. Now, here are the raw materials, foraged from Nob Hill Market. I have expensive balsamic at home and didn't want or need another $15 bottle, so...Read More
Even camping one can eat right. A lot better than the granolas, cerials and pancakes I see so many eating.Read More