- About Lihuedooley77
- Vessel Make/ model
- olsen / ericson 34
- Vessel Name
- s/v Valhalla
- Dana Point, Ca.
- merchant marine captain, and commerical pilot and fighter pilot ( retired)
- international bare boating, local sailing to Catalina and Calf Coast, Hiking, eco travels and adventures, hiking, working out, and anything that is fun.
- Grew up mostly in southern calif. AA degree in journalism, street and strip drag racing, Vietnam vet. After discharge, worked in high explosives, and then used GI Bill to earn my private, commercial, instrument, multi engine and flight instructor ratings. 40 years of flying as CFI ( instructor), charter pilot, corporate pilot and tlast 17 years as an air combat instructor ( 2500 missions ) with Air Combat USA. ( 5 AND 6 G dogfights ).
Also, at the same time began sailing, and and instructing, skippering charters, and boat deliveries, and leading international and local flotillas. Now sail for fun, no pay, just Erica and I. Australia, Tahiti, Tonga, Mexico, Calf, Bahamas, BVI, French West Indies, Windwards and Grenadines , and Ireland ( river shannon ) and the Greek Islands.
PDI certifed open water diver.
And just snorkeling as well.
Also, living in beach cities, body surfing, and drag racing. Other interests, wrestling, football, basket ball, and base ball, kenpo karate, kayaking, hiking, and land travels . Still very active with my marvelous lady of 34 years, who is also adventurous, sailor, private pilot , aerobatic pilot, hiker, sky diver, SCUBA PADI certifed thru rescue diver.
Now, these bones are retied, at 77 yrs of age, still very active, but slowing down a bit.
Also, recentlly lived on Kauai Island for nearly 10 years, and volunteered for beach clean ups, and were Sierra Club Hike leaders, and were out daily exploring and enjoy the treasures and the friendships of the garden island, air , land and sea.
We love people and having a mighty good time. No longer flying, but still sailing so live is good, America is Great.