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Old 29-02-2012, 05:05   #46
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Houston, oil industry?
Alas, I wish Houston had sailing like this! - We were in Sardinia and Southern Corsica when these photos were taken.
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Old 29-02-2012, 08:28   #47
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twas my daughter practising for feeding the monkeys in gibraltar!
So the digital pictures of kids are grandkids?

I think as both of us are extensive world travelers, our paths might have crossed. The monkeys at Gibraltar insist on being fed.





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I knew I had another Gibraltar picture where I used a long lens to compress the rock and streetlamps.



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Old 29-02-2012, 18:38   #49
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So the digital pictures of kids are grandkids?

I think as both of us are extensive world travelers, our paths might have crossed. The monkeys at Gibraltar insist on being fed.





monkey bussiness!
the photo of gib was taken with a pentax p30 35mm originally,but i did a copy with a handheld digital,hence the bad quality,same kids as in the other photos,small boy is now 15 and daughter 17!

7 suez/red sea transits,2panama transits,4 indian ocean transits,5 trans atlantic,3 pacific transits ,7 gib straits- turkey,4 biscay......the chances are we have crossed wakes over the last 30 years
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Re: Kids In the Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery - Is It Just Me?

My pictures were pre-digital also. 35mm Minolta Maxxum 7000. The compressed street lights shot with an f2.8 135mm lens, the most common small telephoto. Scanned on a Kodak ESP 7250.
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Boat in Norway, you in Houston, don't you have separation anxiety?
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Re: Kids In the Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery - Is It Just Me?

Couple of my son, learning to sail in Galveston Bay, then at the helm in the Keys. He says he wants to sail around the world with me when I get to retire!
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Boat in Norway, you in Houston, don't you have separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety? It's absolutely killing me! Every time I'm down in Kemah or Galveston there seems to be a perfectly steady 12-16kn breeze.

So here's how it's turned out so far:
Norway had 3-4 ok months of pleasurable sailing conditions a year peppered with some outstanding days - the rest of the time you were having to chisel your hands off the helm and hope you never were unfortunate enough to fall overboard while explaining to your better half that 30deg of heel is quite natural, even while moored in your berth;
Texas appears to have great allround sailing conditions - blue skies most days of the year and when it rains it's still warm!
However, Norway has one thing on Texas I didn't plan on: Norway still has my boat!

Arrrghh!
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I loved that comment in the Aubrey/Maturin novels by O'Brian:

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Maturin: I suppose Aubrey, it's because they are necessarily curtailed!
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Couple of my son, learning to sail in Galveston Bay, then at the helm in the Keys. He says he wants to sail around the world with me when I get to retire!
I've seen and snagged the pictures of your son from CF's header, you just beat me to posting them to the thread.

With him wanting to sail around the world, maybe an early retirement for you?

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Separation anxiety? It's absolutely killing me! Every time I'm down in Kemah or Galveston there seems to be a perfectly steady 12-16kn breeze.

So here's how it's turned out so far:
Norway had 3-4 ok months of pleasurable sailing conditions a year peppered with some outstanding days - the rest of the time you were having to chisel your hands off the helm and hope you never were unfortunate enough to fall overboard while explaining to your better half that 30deg of heel is quite natural, even while moored in your berth;
Texas appears to have great allround sailing conditions - blue skies most days of the year and when it rains it's still warm!
However, Norway has one thing on Texas I didn't plan on: Norway still has my boat!

Arrrghh!
So, this gets me back to my earlier question, why Houston, oil industry?
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I've seen and snagged the pictures of your son from CF's header, you just beat me to posting them to the thread.

With him wanting to sail around the world, maybe an early retirement for you?

Early retirement Bob... Sounds great, I just want to get my third and fourth kids clear of university first!

This is my youngest, Philip. He loves sailing and he's at just the right age to take on more responsibility for this summer's sailing vacation. He'll be watch-keeping in daylight hours.

Great thread, cheers.
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Another one snagged from the Forum's header.

Come on folks, I know you got some pictures of your bilge crawlers. Keep the thread alive.

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So, this gets me back to my earlier question, why Houston, oil industry?
Ahhh.. partly, but mostly because my wife's from Conroe just north if Houston and after 14years of abusively dark and cold winters we didn't want our children growing up in a cold and damp blandinavia - so we figured it's better to be too hot in summer and warm in Winter than cold in both summer and winter!

On cool days (48degF) people walk around dressed up like Eskimos, while I'm still in shirt sleeves - all relative I guess.
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