Louie’s Sailboat Comes Down to Sausalito

My friend Louie recently sold his sailboat, the Roy Fox, to his friend Bill, and last week, Louie, Bill, and Titsch sailed the boat from Bodega Bay down the coast to Sausalito. Actually, they motored all the way, leaving Bodega at sunset in order to come under the Golden gate Bridge with an incoming tide. When I met them in Mill Valley, they been up all night, freezing, and were wind burned and wiped out.


 We had dinner at Frantoio’s; I’d seen the restaurant, but never been there before. Not only is the food great, but a feature at this very Italian restaurant is a giant olive press for making olive oil. During olive pressing season, the press operates night and day, so customers can watch the magic of oil coming from olives while having dinner.

   With a bottle of Pinot Noir, the hardship of 20 sleepless hours at sea faded into memory, and we had a great dinner.

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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