Marina del Rey, CAUSA
Hometown: Long Beach
October 13, 2011
Hello. I taught sailing in college professionally. I took a canoe/kayak class & after class paddled the lower Kern River with a classmate and had a blast. I play beach volleyball about 45 Sundays a year in Santa Monica & welcome beginners.
An older Klepper take apart 2-person kayak A servelor inflatable canoe. A 23 foot Columbia sailboat. An 8 foot fiberblass dingy. A 10 foot fiberglass dingy. Plans are to buy a sailboat around 38 to 43 feet long in two years to outfit to live on year round. Sail from LA to: Panama, San Blas Islands in Panama, Belize, Texas, Florida Keys, Cuba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida & up Intercoastal waterway to New York, Maine, Canada, New Foundland to Ireland (1700 miles). From there depends on if warm or cold. If warm visit Holland, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania (spelling) Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland. Start exploring the 3,000 miles of navigation rivers and canals of Europe (EU) in France, Holland Belgium and Germany. I expect there are hundreds of rivers and small waterways a canoe or kayak can explore. Even one Swiss city has a river port in their lowlands where barges used to haul goods into. Sweden has two canals around 130 miles long great for canoes/kayaks in summer.
I joined WW Boat Owner 10/13/2011 and have been sailing and rowing rowboats for over 25 years. I'm interested in meeting people that want to canoe and kayak places I travel to to visit. After tired of EU exploring the Caribbean, South America and Central Ameica sounds like fun. Then sail off to explore Pacific Islands. I lived in Japan for 18 months and want to return again. But this time sail around the island to explore more of rural Japan this time. But speak Japanese this time. If we visit China, can I learn their language also? I don't know if learning Mandarin and Cantonese is practical or not but may learn a little of the language used less. But little or nothing of Tiwanese Chinese. I want to learn as much French, Spanish and German as possible after living there two or more years. But don't know how fluent that will be. I hope to be fluent for casual conversation. Anyone want to travel with me? But no flakes please.
Favorites are: Santa Cruz Island Alimitos Bay Long Beach Newport Beach Harbor - one of the most beautiful in California Huntington Harbor Lake Tahoe Kern River upper - try a Basque food establishment in or near Bakersfield one night for a change Catalina Island during the week in summer or any day in winter Not visited yet: Read of a couple kayaking Mississippi River from Montana to New Orleans in 3 months. One man rowed a rowboat in three months. Curious to know if trip is possible in 30 days in a 20 foot catamaran sailboat? Seattle, Washington Has thousands of miles of waterways, rivers curious to see floating homes on logs. Have read where floating home owners help each other replace waterlogged logs under homes. Sweden has 14,000 islands with only around 100 inhabited - Stockholm is partly on 9 islands Greece has 1,000 and 1,500 islands with around 100 inhabited San Juan Islands, Canada look spectacular Orca Islands, Canada Vancouver, Canada Alaska?
Thanks! I have a stress fracture myself that has been acting up. I was hoping it was healed after 6 months of rest, but it doesn't seem like it :/
It looks like I'll be out for a couple more months....
Wow. I'm so sorry pal. I only now saw your post on my wall. I'm just now starting to really get into meetup. My apologies!
Hi Charles! Thanks for the offer way back in May, I just now noticed that I had messages on my profile. I took some time off of VB thanks to a tibial stress fracture, but I want to get back into the game soon. Still want to practice some set, bump and spike drills? Cheers and happy Thanksgiving!!
Thank you for your message. I moved to Montana but might be back in LA sometime next year. Maybe I'll see you then.
Hi charles! Just got your message, thanks for the info and invites! Let me know when the next events are coming up. I love the water and everything to do with the outdoors, and meeting new people. See you soon!
I don't have the balls just the lines
I may not be there tomorrow either
Who is hosting?
Hi Charles thanks very much for the offer, I have tried volley ball but I have delicate wrists and find it too painful to play. I prefer to keep to my ski and power walking on beaches. I am open to other low impact fitness activities, ciao for now Amira
Hi, thank you for the invite. I wish I could come but I unfortunately work during those hours. I will keep it in mind if I ever can.
I just got your message. I know I really want to come to the beach and have some fun learning/ doing some sand volleyball drills and meeting having fun hanging with others at the same time. I'm going to plan on coming this Sunday or Saturday (what time?). My arm was/is injured & still wrapped up but better & doesn't hurt So now I'm able to play no excuse:) so hey if you can/want just let me know when again. I'll probably ride my bike. Thanks again. Hope to meet & hangout soon. Bye
Hi Charles, sorry I don't really get on the web version of this much to see your messages. Anyway I would like to come out more but right now my schedule the next few weeks is hectic. Yes bell's are great (as I am soon to be flying a 206B3) but my love has always been for Eurocopter (I have time in the AStar AS350B2 in the Grand Canyon) - I would love to make the next meet up as soon as I can. Cheers!