Log Abroad

  • CANAL CRUISE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

    Dana Point boaters Susan and Charly Ware, Robin, Dominique and Bob Noterman, and Margaux Tomasello enjoyed a seven-day cruise on Canal Du Midi in Languedoc, South of France. Between Port Cassafiéres and Castelnaudary, the crew had to negotiate 38 locks and went from sea level to approximately 400 feet high. The 45-foot boat with three staterooms and en suite bathrooms was rented from Le Boat. Built in 1681, the canal connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Today, it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bob Noterman said, “As always, we had a copy of The Log with us!”

  • LIVIN’ LARGE IN CAZENOVIA, NEW YORK

    Dave Kelsen, technology director for the publisher of The Log, hangs out near Cazenovia Lake in Cazenovia, New York. The town is named after Theophilus Cazenove, who was a financier from Amsterdam, Holland. Notably Cazenove invested money into development bonds issued by Pres. Alexander Hamilton – some might say an early example of investments in waterside developments!

  • CHILLIN’ ON CORFU

    Captain Constantine V Metallinos and his first mate, wife Michelle, relax at Roda Beach on the Greek island of Corfu while reading The Log. The captain is a longtime boater in Marina Del Rey and has captained commercial vessels in the area for years.

  • LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE ON LAKE POWELL

    “After a very long drive and unloading all our gear and food, it was finally time to relax on top deck of the houseboat at Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell,” said Marla Fogg, who recently took a vacation to the lake bordering Arizona and Utah, “Life is Good!”

  • VISITING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS

    Active sailing members of Southwestern Yacht Club, Karl and Suzy Wagner, Jerry Cope and Natilee Meacham, traded in the club location of Point Loma for a getaway to the San Juan Islands for a week. Karl Wagner described the experience in San Juan as: “Quite a new experience on a trawler. Great crabbing in beautiful surroundings.” The San Juan Islands are off the coast of Bellingham, Washington on the way to Vancouver, British Columbia and are known for the scenic beauty, orca whale watching and cold-water seafood.

  • FOXING AROUND IN LA PAZ

    Here, Jeana Fox catches up on the news while taking a trip to La Paz, Baja Mexico with husband Billy. The Foxes enjoy living aboard S/V Bambu, a Newport 41 C&C design in San Diego. Billy is a well-known boat surveyor and, as a result, he and Jeana were flown down to La Paz to perform an inspection. To keep up with the Foxes and the adventures they embark upon, follow their YouTube channel (Foxing Around).

  • HERITAGE IN MONTENEGRO

    Tom Gates, of Dana Point, California, recently took a trip to Kotor, Montenegro, a country near Albanian and Italy. His grandfather emigrated from a town called Strp to California in 1891. “The Kotor Bay pic was taken from Our Lady of the Rocks Church, which is on an island in the Bay of Kotor, offshore of the town of Perast,” says Gates. “The monastery for the Church is in the background.”

  • ALL THAT AND A BOTTLE OF RUM

    Eric Gufstason, of Flying Cloud Yachts, enjoyed reading The Log during his August trip to the Bahamas. This picture was taken on Thompson Bay Long Island. Gufstason said, “I had lots of fun fly-fishing with my son Charlie and friend Rich while the girls held the sand down on the beaches. We spent evenings emptying rum bottles.”

  • SWITCHING OFF WITH THE LOG

    OC Weekly’s marketing sales coordinator, Nicole Tawney, relaxes with an issue of The Log on Hawaii’s “Big Island.” Tawney chose to turn her phone off and take in the beauty of the scenery around her while spending her time away from the grind.

  • CATCHING-UP-IN-KETCHIKAN

    There’s nothing like catching up with the news in scenic Ketchikan, Alaska. John and Laureen enjoy The Log in “the beginning of the last frontier,” according to visit-ketchikan.com. The area is also known for salmon fishing and the local Native American culture.

  • HONORING AMERICA’S SERVICEMEN

    Pat Suggs visits his son, who serves in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with The Log in hand. Suggs’ son had deployed with the 101st Airborne Division to Iraq. This photo shows Suggs in front of the headquarters building among the monuments that are displayed outside. “I went by the 101st headquarters and viewed the various military displays honoring the division and its rich legacy,” says Suggs.

  • TAKING A READING BREAK AT GATUN LOCKS IN PANAMA CANAL

  • CHILLIN’ AT THE KINGDOM OF TREES IN CAMBODIA

    Mike Kohl, a four-time ASA Outstanding Instructor at Newport Beach Sailing School, reads The Log at the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia. Ta Prohm, known as the “Kingdom of Trees” for the giant trees that surround the temple, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.

  • EXCURSION TO GOFF’S CAYE

    In April 2018, Bill Pribil (right) and Tim Steffin (left) set sail on a six-day catamaran tour with their wives from Belize City through Belize Sailing Vacations. Here Pribil and Steffin visit Goff’s Caye, described by Pribil as “a beautiful sandy island off the barrier reef of Belize.”

  • ON TOUR IN SAN TROPEZ

    Vince and Pat Flynn, members of Coronado Yacht Club, visit Saint- Tropez on the French Riviera during the month of April. “Some of the most amazing yachts in the world frequent this area of the Mediterranean,” says Vince.

  • READING BREAK ON THE GREAT WALL

    Aldo Munoz and Jasmin Ibarra took The Log along on their recent trip to Beijing, where they explored The Great Wall of China. During their arduous climb, the weary travelers decided to stop and take a reading break before journeying to the top. A very long hike up the stairs, Munoz said it took more than an hour of climbing.

  • Under the Sea

    The Log has traveled many places, but this might be one of the first times it accompanied a diver 160 feet under water to the site of a shipwreck! Todd Roberts dove 6,000 miles from California’s coast into Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia’s waters to view the Japanese merchant ship, Shinkoku Maru, which sank on Feb. 17, 1944. In order to take The Log with him, Roberts had the front page laminated.

  • THE EMERALD PEAKS OF IAO VALLEY

    Jennifer Ruddy is pictured with her copy of The Log in hand while visiting Iao Valley State Park in Maui, Hawaii. Known for the green peaks surrounding the valley, Iao Valley is also one of the best hiking trails for beginners and offers much in the way of natural beauty, according to gohawaii. com.

  • Voyage to Promised Land

    Marlene Carroll and Lisa Dagan, a mother- and-daughter duo representing Southwestern Yacht Club, visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel over Christmas week of 2017. One of the surprising things to them was Israel’s weather was similar to Southern California’s. The Western Wall, also known as “The Wailing Wall,” was built by King Herod in 20 BCE and is one of the most religious sites in the world for followers of Judaism, according to Tourist Israel.

  • Kealakekua Bay on “The Big Island”

    Matt Udall aka “Captain Red” of Dana Point is pictured holding The Log on the Kona coast of Kealakekua Bay on “The Big Island” – Hawai’i. Near where he stands are the waters where the mast of HMS Resolution, the ship belonging to British explorer Captain James Cook, was broken. Jeff Johansen, who accompanied Udall, says the winds on the Kona side reach up to 40 knots and may have factored into HMS Resoultion’s mast breaking. Cook’s third and final voyage in 1779 ended in Hawai’i after tension between natives and Europeans resulted in a violent conflict claiming Cook’s life. Still, monuments have been erected in England and Hawai’i to celebrate the captain’s world travels.

  • Santurary of Truth

    After serving the city of Long Beach as Harbormaster, Joe Pitisi took advantage of his retirement and found his way to Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand. Known as “The Magnificence of Heaven” on Earth, Sanctuary of Truth was constructed in wood and illustrates the philosophical beliefs born of the “Seven Creators.” It measures about 344 feet tall.

  • Chillin’ with the Kiwis

    Gary and Andi Solt ventured to New Zealand and spent a few days at the Bay of Islands. The trip also covered the North and South islands, with a stop at Auckland Harbor to see America’s Cup Kiwi boats and ride on a 1917 steamship, Earnslaw, out of Queensland Harbor. After their adventure, the Solts were excited to return home and decorate their Duffy boat in Catalina Island Harbor for the holidays.

  • 2017-Commodores-cruise

    Paul Secard and Commodore Chuck Wert read The Log aboard the Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II in Arles, France to celebrate the 2017 Commodore’s Cruise. In 2017, the cruise sailed with Secard and Wert, along with 78 fellow members, from Burgundy to Provence.

  • A Grand Expedition to the South Pole

    Mark and Carol Meyer, members of Long Beach Yacht Club, sailed aboard National Geographic Explorer after departing from Ushuaia, Argentina and then traveling to The Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica. On Thanksgiving Day in 2016, National Geographic Explorer parked in 7-foot thick ice to allow passengers to polar lunge in 32-degree (Fahrenheit) water and walk on the sea. The Meyers also saw albatross, seals, whales and “literally millions of penguins.”

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