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from page 86 Oakland with some 40 relations. We were able to listen to Thursday jazz at the No Name bar in Sausalito as we had done 20 years earlier, and with Mark and Paul, we listened to sea shanties at Quinn’s. We also visited many of our favorite places from Fort Bragg to Carmel, Napa Valley, and a day in Yosemite with Mark and Paul where I have gone regularly since I was 10. We took all of the great grand kids to see the tide pools at Point Lobos State Park just south of Carmel. We were able to attend Paul’s Longstock concert at his place in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains where he had eight bands, including his own, play with about 300 guests, many of whom were his childhood playmates and children of my neighbors in the 40s and 50s. Since no one had interest in the boat, we decided to sell it. We wanted to stay longer, but boats sell better in the summer, so we advertized it on Craig’s list in July and got an immediate offer. The buyer had one caveat: We had to teach him to sail it. He agreed to let us live on it for the month of August, which was great for us as we could finish the summer and use up our deposit. So he and his wife went sailing on the bay a couple of days a week. The bay is a great place to sail, particularly in the summer, as it never rains and the sea breeze blows at 25 or more knots in the slot—as locals call the Golden Gate—and there is a calm behind Angel Island. So in between you can choose a wind that is right for teaching. What a great experience to be able to stay the summer in our old home marina, visit friends and beloved places, and get to sail on the bay—all for $450 a month in marina fees in a town where you pay almost that much for a night in a hotel. We also made about a thousand dollars on the sale. Not bad. We were very lucky to find a special boat price, and then to sell it so easily, but something similar could work somewhere else. It is sure a great way to have an extended visit in distant locations. Actually, in 2007 we bought a camper van in Europe, toured for six months and sold it when we returned home. Cats get skinned in many ways.

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