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May/June 2009

 

Volume 7 , Number 5/6

 

A true traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arrival®

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Be sure to be aware that effective June 1, 2009 passport documents were required to go back in the USA from Mexico. They will no longer accept a driver's license and a birth certificate. This includes CHILDREN! You can get a Passport card for the children, if you don't already have a Sentri Family Program

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BAJA SURF PHOTO SHOW PART SEVEN

THE SEVENTH IN A SERIES OF 14 VIDEOS NOW POSTED AT THE TRUE TRAVELER PUBLISHING YouTube CHANNEL

 

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Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

Voltaire

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GillBilly.com Bloody Mary Salmon

INGREDIENTS
* 1 pound salmon fillets
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 cup spicy Bloody Mary mix

DIRECTIONS
1. Place salmon fillets in a medium baking dish, and season with salt and pepper. Pour spicy bloody mary mix over the fillets. Cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the broiler.
3. Broil approximately 7 minutes, until fish is easily flaked with a fork and surface is lightly browned.

 

NEW RACE MEMORABILIA PHOTO VIDEO FROM

TRUE TRAVELER PUBLISHING!

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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. Wells

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BETWEEN THE LINES BY PURE FRUSTRATION PRODUCTIONS HONORED WITH X-DANCE AWARD!

"Launched in 2001, X-Dance runs alongside the Sundance Film Festival, and is widely considered the Academy Awards of the action sports world."

Press Release from Ty Ponder, the Producer of the film on January 21, 2009, "We are very pleased to announce that Between the Lines was the winner of the BEST DOCUMENTARY award and nominated for the BEST DIRECTOR award at the 2009 X-Dance Film Festival. It is truly an honor to receive this award, especially considering the extraordinary films produced this year."

Narrated by JOHN MILIUS
(Apocalypse Now - Big Wednesday)

SYNOPSIS

BETWEEN THE LINES explores the Vietnam War through the prism of the surfing sub-culture. The film offers unique insight into the dramatic effect that the Vietnam War and draft had on young American men who rode waves.

Between the Lines explores the choice that most draft age surfers faced during the Vietnam War era: either go to war or evade the draft. It was one or the other. Between the Lines delves into the lives of two surfers who choose opposite paths. Pat Farley and Brant Page.

While following the lives of these two surfers the film chronicles the impact of the Vietnam War on the surfing lifestyle. From the peaceful shores of Hawaii to the canopy jungles of Vietnam, Between the Lines excavates the surfing cultures response to an extraordinary circumstance.

“Between The Lines” opens with narrator John Milius setting the tone: “Soldiers and surfers. Two identities, seemingly opposite. But when the concepts collide, as they did during the Vietnam War, and surfers are told to become soldiers, choices have to be made.”

“This is the soil from which APOCALYPSE NOW grew out of; it's as simple as that.” “Between The Lines reveals a chapter of the war not widely known, outside the fiction of Duvall's character and his famous line, ‘Charlie don't surf.’”
- John Milius

“Today, young surfers aren't faced with the horrifying decision of going to war or becoming a fugitive.”
- Scott Bass, BTL producer

“An Extraordinary, compassionate, and compelling documentary.”
- Drew Kampion, The Surfers Path

“You did a wonderful job and helped me to untie a few more knots. It sat with me all night.”
- John Prietto, Vietnam combat veteran & Army lifeguard

“A refreshing account of an unconventional Vietnam”
- Jannette Angelle,Veterans Today

The DVD is available now and is in most surf shops.
Visit the films website at http://betweenthelinesfilm.com/

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All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber

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NEW SCORE BAJA 250 RACE TRUE TRAVELER PUBLISHING VIDEOS!

 

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Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.
John Gierach

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SCORE BAJA SAN FELIPE 250 RACE DEBATE

DID ROBBY CHEAT?

The recent SCORE Baja 250 off-road race was colored with controversy as race favorite Robby Gordon was accused of cheating by two competitors for short cutting the course. In Baja race course etiquette it is expected that the participants stay true to the SCORE map of the race path. Allegedly Robby cut across a squiggle in the trail and went down a steep grade and gained an advantage on the Troy Herbst and Mark Post entrees. Robby was behind both those competitors at race mile 130 and was ahead of them at race mile 165 as they passed this reporter. This lit an immediate flame of debate at the SCORE command post as the grousing finishers demanded a ruling on the results.

Robby Gordon is a Baja fan favorite as he has not only has his NASCAR team effort but also is one of the most aggressive drivers in the Baja off-road events. Gordon won the first SCORE event at Laughlin, Nevada, and has proclaimed his intent to win the SCORE championship this year. He is, as they say in Nevada betting circles, all in, and will spend the time and money to compete in every Baja race this year… good news for race fans and the SCORE hierarchy. So, it was not a surprise that he was cleared of his supposed wrong doing and maintained his second place overall finish in the event. Brian Collins won his second consecutive Baja 250 and is expected to be a strong competitor in the coming Baja 500 the first week of June.

You should plan to attend this coming Baja 500 race and the Baja 1000 in November as the controversy swirls around the race participants. They are indeed wondering just where they too can shortcut the course to gain an advantage on Robby as it’s now no holds barred in the SCORE race rivalry.

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Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Malcolm Forbes

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GillBilly.com Lobster Chowder

Ingredients:
1 pound lobster.
1 scant teaspoonful salt.
1 quart milk.
1 1/2 salt spoonful white pepper.
3 crackers.
1/4 salt spoonful cayenne pepper.
1/4 cup butter.

Boil one quart of milk.Roll three crackers fine; mix with them one fourth of a cup of butter, and the green fat of the lobster.

Season with one scant teaspoonful of salt, half a salt spoonful of white pepper, and one fourth of a salt spoonful of cayenne pepper.

Pour the boiling milk gradually over the paste.

Put it back in the double boiler; add the lobster meat cut into dice; let it boil up once, and serve.

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There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure sincerity of mind.

Washington Irving

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FISHERMAN!!! (baithookerous castoferous)

An article from our GillBilly.com blog

I really don’t like to be up quite this early, my typical target time to rise is 8 am and here in my peaceful Baja marina and I can usually roll around ‘till then in overly padded bow bunk rest and relaxation. Unless of course, that one seagull that has roosted on one of the boats nearby decides to trumpet at the first light of day- as I say in my books, if they only tasted like chicken, we would all have many a free bird bar-be-que! How that one seagull seems to find me when I visit my boat in the states, I’ll never know… I digress, the reason I am listening to the 3930th consecutive Sunday pre-dawn broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the renewed attack of the creature of the depths commonly known as “weekend fisherman guy”. This morning he employed a new means of torment in the waning dark of night to shock my senses from post-rem sleep, absolutely brilliant… dropping bags of ice right next to my bow on the cement dock. I assume this was a necessary pre-casoff ritual, but did they have to drop the bags from over their heads more that 20 times to get just the right ice consistency? Please don’t get me wrong; I realize the necessity of this primeval race in the food chain and many a little 2 inch fish in the marina would not survive as long into their golden gill years if some bored reverse hat wearing “dude” hadn’t pulled them onto their hook and returned them to the sea after a grin of supreme authority and prowess.Showing their parents that the wise investment in a new toy (a few hundred thousand dollar boat and a lot of fuel) can show a return (a few fish) is a noble endeavor, although by now that probably isn’t a valued priority in the parental offspring monitoring process.

That spare room was now long ago left empty by that rebellious youth; and now has been converted into a room for such crafts as gluing colored gravel onto a framed palette to form an elongated cat to make something called a “mosaic”, or storing that 20 volume home improvement set of books where Johnny used to stack his Black Sabbath albums. A CD collection and a rack of fashionable gold Penn reels have now replaced the old album collection. Standing back with the crew and admiring the docked jewelry reminds one of Pee-Wee Herman admiring his growing scrap foil ball.

The ice bag wielding squad jumped in their boat and I don’t quite know how they did this, but they started the boat, put it in gear and left all in one motion, as of the boat was already adrift in the slip. A contrast to the boat that is warmed up for seemingly an hour and smokes heavy un-burnt diesel fuel into surrounding hatches. Occasionally one can manage to go back to sleep during the idling process only to be awakened by the cavitations of swirling props fighting to gain purchase on the ocean for forward and reverse motion. If this somewhat stealthy sound creeps into your dream you may think you are being sucked into a vortex or up a straw.

Later that day, upon completion of the day of fish kill blood lust, the returning troop that was a bit too preoccupied by emptying beer cans must now find a place to clean the newly captured booty. Yesterday, a neighbor who has just bought his first fish finding machine took over a half-hour cleaning one fish in surgeon-like precision, not wanting to waste a tasty bite. All the scrap was bagged and put in the trash, so absolutely no scavenging seagulls were attracted. Good show matey! He was then visited by a more seasoned “weekend fisherman guy” who proceeded to show him his patented speed fish cleaning process. How he didn’t cut off a finger or throw the scraps into the drink as a matter of habit, I don’t know. The practice of tossing fish skeletons into the marina waters is forbidden by marina rules, but is often violated by visiting polluting pirates. There is a Hoover bull seal that resides in the marina that cleans the carcasses as they are tossed, but unfortunately he can’t clean the gull guano that dries like cement on the surrounding boats and docks.

We marina residents that witness the arrival of all this pomp and color on Thursday thru Saturday are all rewarded for our patience by the exodus on Sunday and the restored peace on Monday. Anchoring out every weekend to escape the carnage is simply not an option. I keep telling the “weekend fisherman guy” about the fish market in Ensenada, but for some reason he is programmed to bypass the trip there and instead hit the bait dock to purchase little fishes designed to catch bigger fishes. What a concept!

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Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa

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GillBilly.com Bacon and Tuna Hash

Preparation time: 10 min, Cooking time: 35 min, Cals per serving: 328

Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) new potatoes, cut into small chunks
25 g (1 oz) butter
125 g (4 oz) streaky bacon or lardons, cut into 2.5 cm (1 in) strips
1 large onion, roughly chopped
125 g (4 oz) pitted green or black olives, chopped
200g fresh tuna flaked
Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish
Cooked rice

1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 5 to 10 minutes or until beginning to soften. Drain and set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan, add the bacon and cook on a medium heat until beginning to brown, then add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft.Add the potatoes and olives.Turn down the heat and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Using a spatula, turn the hash over and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes, turning every now and again. Add the tuna and cook for a further 4 to 5 minutes or until the potatoes are done to the centre and the tuna is hot.

4. Serve on a bed of cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with coriander sprigs.

Serves: 4

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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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