Tumultuous Trip

Tumultuous Trip

It’s been a while since I posted, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening about the good ship Nereus. Last reported, I was installing the new boomkin with arch. That went well. Upon completion, I had to revisit the new bowsprit. When I installed that, the riser I built was about a half inch […]

Fleet Week Celebratory Sailing

Fleet Week Celebratory Sailing

In honor of Fleet Week and welcoming the Navy to San Pedro for festivities, we did what every cruising sailor who likes to be alone would do: we left.    We set sail Saturday late morning, deciding to head out to Catalina, where we knew our chances of picking up a mooring were slim and […]

Back in the Port

A lot has been happened aboard Nereus. First, we’ve moved back to Yacht Haven, and as such are back in the Port of Los Angeles. Things at our marina in Marina Del Rey began deteriorating quickly and my daughter wasn’t coming to the boat much any more, so I decided to go back where the bathrooms are […]

Food!!!

I’ve gone without an open flame grill since we mothballed Nereus back in 2007. Tonight, we fired up the old Magma BBQ with some rib eye steaks we bought at Sprouts in San Pedro. Our Magma Marine Kettle has been used and abused. The regulator is shot, the flame screen had holes in it and […]

Exercise in Futility

Exercise in Futility

Boat life is an interesting social experiment. It is one that is both a complete waste of time, yet one that is completely fulfilling. During the weeks filling the spaces between my brief time aboard, I usually plan to do and ACCOMPLISH a laundry list of boat items including A, B, C, D, E, F […]