Docpal Posted September 29, 2017 Report Share Posted September 29, 2017 Is anyone planning to attend the Port Aransas,TX Wooden Boat festival at the end of the month? http://www.portaransasplywoodenboatfestival.org/index.htm "Petunia" and I are going to stop by for the full three days and become one of the "boats on display" . They took a MAJOR hit from Harvey so this event is one of the first stages in the rebuilding process. Local hotels are slowly reopening, and in the next 3-4 weeks I think they'll be able to host everyone interested in seeing the local fleet. Hope to see some more B & B boats in Texas.... After Port Aransas Petunia and I are going to keep heading West, and then South for awhile until we get down to Southern Baja, Mexico....I've sold my house, packed everything into a storage locker, got a new trailer (insurance covered the total loss on the last one), put a rebuilt engine into my towing vehicle, and I'm now in the process of stuffing gear,clothes, boat stuff inside of her for what I am guessing will be close to a 4,000 mile trip. The "plan" (I'm getting too old for plans...) is to spend the Winter sailing the Sea of Cortez and off shore islands. After a number of "exploratory visits" to the area this past Winter I am really looking forward to a place with over a thousand miles of beachable coastline where you might not see another boat for a long time. I'm taking down some Duckworks gear for "testing" , I have ideas for a few more "modifications"to try out, and I have friends in the area who have run Eco tours for 35 years so I am really excited about finally getting a chance to sail the coast. If anyone happens to be in the area between Nov 1-May 1 and wants to go sailing, drop me a note.... Bill Palumbo AKA "Docpal" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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