Monday, May 25, 2015

Jungle Celebrates July 4 - Um, Last Year

Hey, I'm a little behind the updates and a little behind Jungle. It's July 2014, how's everyone doing?


She's anchored in Glorietta Bay, Coronado, all dressed up for the festivities and company,


Flags are flying everywhere!


The Admiral makes a final inspection


We are looking good and ready to go.


Other boats get set up as well.


Lots of other boats.


The boats raft up in groups so the party can begin.


And the party is underway aboard Jungle


And party it is - with Jenée's American Flag cake - oh boy!


With the festivities over, Jenée and I take is a Jaguar rally going on next to our marina in San Diego.


Check out the cars


Very cool - always dug the Jags.


Jungle is resting in her slip. Which is a good thing, because we bought a new house.


We now live in San Clemente and over look a golf course to the Pacific Ocean. I played this course and found out I still suck at golf. Hey, at least I'm aware.


You can see San Clemente Island 50 miles away on the horizon on the right side of this picture.


Sunsets are quite spectacular - we are glad to be back on the water after spending 5 years in Laguna Beach. Oh, and sailing around for 4+ years was nice !


It keeps getting better.

We can see the lights on in San Clemente below us.

Even the moon rise is spectacular.

We have a great view of the Pacific from our kitchen. Jenée took one look at this view during our initial tour of this property and said "I want it". Done and done.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Jungle Working

It's Easter 2014 and time for a family brunch. On a golf course. In Newport Beach. I'm a little late on this update - so sue me.

Jenée's family is here.

And it's a beautiful day at Big Canyon Country Club.

Getting ready for a family photo. This is a test smile.

We don't have everyone in the photo, oh well. That's Andy and fiancé Kayleigh Horn. Sheri Horn, Her sister Jenée and Jenée's baby Garrett. Kayleigh is a junior member of the club and the ladies champion. You could say it runs in the family. If you saw my game, you'd say, not so much.

Weeks later, Jenée's Mom Charlene and sister Sheri join us for dinner in San Diego.

And later still we are joined by Jenée's friend Martha for a lobster feast at the Boathouse restaurant next to our marina and Jungle.

Jenée and BFF Martha Williams.

And me with are Martha's two dumplings.

Time to go for a cruise over to Coronado.

Passing a tall ship along the way.

At anchor we are joined by our marina friends Mark and Holly and Amos and Shari for a cocktail.

The ladies enjoy the sunny weather - it's always sunny aboard Jungle.

The next day, Jenée and I take the ferry back into San Diego for a little food shopping.

We continue our bike ride.

We join friends Dennis and Lori Puddester for dinner and a silly picture.

Back on board Jungle it's time to get back to work. First up is a servicing of the bow thruster.

Revarnish of the teak toe rails.

And a long delayed refinish inside the pilot house. Years of moisture have affected the veneer wood finish of the pilot house walls. First step is to remove the old cracked veneer...

Patch over with new veneer panelling ...

Then a filling and fairing of the gaps between old veneer (painted white) and the new veneer (natural wood color). This is the starboard side of the pilot house.

This is the port side with the new veneer...

Filled and faired to cover the gaps...

Painted white to cover all.

Look at the finished product with trim put back in place - sweet.

More repair work to be done...

And the finished product.

Time to paint the seats....

Voila !

I painted the complete Pilot House. We're happy with the results.

And then moved on to the main engine ...

Dinner anyone?


While we're at it, how about a brand new toilet !? What fun we have aboard Jungle.