August 28, 2006
I want to thank all of you that came over for the greet and meet pot luck. It was so nice to meet all of you. We are very fortunate to have such nice and enthusiastic people on our team.
Just wanted to update you to where we are at with the boat. Someone had vandalized the boat trying to steal the fuel from it and damaged the fuel line. Sarah ordered the fuel line and will be in this week so will update you as to when we will be able to get the boat in the water.
It was a very exciting weekend in Monterey. Sarah gave me a call and said I had to check this boat out down at the wharf called Earthrace which was a "green" boat run 100% on Biodiesel from New Zealand and chat with them. It was great. Talked with John Allen, one of the crew as well as the one in charge of looking for sponsors. They were going to take a sponsor out that evening and asked about where to find the whales. Gave a call to one of our Captain friends and he gave me the coordinates for the Earthrace Team. Then he invited myself and Sarah to help them sight the whales and be the "Naturalists" on board. Plus they were looking to find a hotel that might sponsor them at a discounted rate. Told him if I had some lead time I probably could of set it up but finding a place mid-afternoon on a Saturday in Monterey is nearly impossible. So I offered them to stay with me. So Saturday night the whole crew of 5 stayed (plus a couple gals from the Netherlands). So check out their website. They will be in Santa Cruz on Thurs and Fri of this week.
This weekend we are having a garage sale in Monterey on Sat & Sun (Sept 2nd & 3rd) to raise money for our project. If anyone has anything they want to donate please give me a call at 831-901-3833 (and if anyone would like to give us a hand at the garage sale we would appreciate it). While manning the garage sale we are going to put together the display boards for Whale Fest which is on Sept 9th and 10th.