Photo of the Day
December 15 - San Francisco Bay
Photo Courtesy Brainwaves
Today's Photo of the Day is of Tyler Brainard, age one month, enjoying his first sail on San Francisco Bay. Proud parents Bob Brainard and Kristen Manies of the J/35c Brainwaves have set up a gimbaled car seat, with a shock cord tied to the salon table to dampen the oscillations, which allowed them to enjoy the sail - as little Tyler slept through the whole trip. "We'll be ready for the West Marine Pacific Cup in '06," they say.
Is there a better time in life than when you have your first child? We don't think so. There is so much joy, and life's priorities are so obvious. Our warmest congratulations to all you parents with newborns!
Dawn Wilson Is Free - But Is Her Story True?
December 15 - Mill Valley
We've got the Dan Rather Blues. For nearly
two years now, we've been supporting the cause of San Diego's
Dawn Wilson, who was arrested in Ensenada for having bought large
quantities of prescription drugs without a prescription. She
was sentenced to five years in a Mexican prison, which in the
States would be an unusually harsh sentence. Wilson also claimed
that the Mexican police stole her credit cards and made numerous
charges against them. As we usually mentioned in the Latitude
reports, we based our support for Wilson primarily on the word
of Terry Kennedy, an old cruising friend from Mexico who was
planning to marry her.
Now for a Humorous Little Quiz
December 15 - Southern California
A few days ago, Blair and Joan Grinols
on the Vallejo-based 46-ft Capricorn Cat rounded Point
Conception on their way to Southern California and Mexico for
yet another season. "When we got past Point Conception,
the wind started blowing about 15-20 knots right on the nose,
so we turned hard left and sailed into Santa Barbara. We decided
to spend the night. What a treat to take a long hot shower and
get a good night's sleep. We'd picked up a lot of kelp and couldn't
clear it off the props or daggerboards, so I had to put on my
wetsuit and go in the chilly water.