When A Seal Jumped Onto Godfrey’s Sailboat

There are over 500 emails in my “Stephens” mailbox. Godfrey is a tumultuous stream of energy and output. Here’s a fragment from an email today, about the time a seal jumped on board his sailboat Mungo 1. (I don’t like to edit Godfrey’s stream of words.)

This Cutie came aboard in 1982

Dana point where I anchored s/v MUNGO 1 for the night

Please note sail is up and pulling

She left just off the Scripps institute

after a few failed attempts at boarding

a Long torpedo toward the boat

and Ou out of the Sea bang this Creature landed on the Steel Deck

and eventually flopped up to bask on the starbd fore deck

sailing along at a few knots toward San Diego

I could feel the heart beat of this animal throughout t he hull

an empty ness was felt when She slipped over the side and vanished…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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