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Cremation and Burial at Sea in San Diego

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Cremation and Burial at Sea in San Diego

The very important decision an individual makes is where and how to be buried after we die.  You can make the required decisions before you pass or a loved one will need to make the decisions after you pass.

Here in the coastal community of San Diego the ocean is part of our landscape and lives and is also a frequently requested participant in our funerals or deaths. For this reason burial at sea (full body or spreading ...

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San Diego Corporate Team Building

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San Diego Corporate Team Building

Living and working in San Diego has numerous advantages – corporate team building being one.  The weather and location provide for the best employee perks in the nation- often allowing for work and play to overlap in the region.

Besides the popular tourist moniker of being “America’s Finest City” and San Diego being known for its large military presence and world renowned attractions (i.e. Sea World, Lego Land, Wild Animal Park), etc.), for those of us that work ...

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San Diego Comic Con

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San Diego Comic Con

It is notably the largest homegrown event in San Diego (San Diego Comic Con). Every year 130,000 people flock to the San Diego Region and populate the Convention Center for what has become the internationally renowned premiere event San Diego Comic Con filling the area to capacity. This over 4 decade running event is now considered an elite four day showcase of wide ranging representation that began as a group of San Diegans “Golden State Comic Book Convention” ...

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

Why not get a Father’s Day Yacht Charter?  Father’s can be quite mysterious illusive creatures.  Sometimes routinely predictable, they never drop hints like mother’s do.  Coming up with a gift for him on holidays such as birthdays and Father’s Day, we are often left scratching our own heads with the same lost look Dad has when you ask him when his anniversary is.  Sure we can poke around the garage, probe with questions about recent interests, but often he ...

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San Diego Engagement – Love is in the Air

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San Diego Engagement – Love is in the Air

If a San Diego Engagement is crossing your mind than warm, tropical summer breezes, endless days and ideal weather in America’s Finest City may be inspiring you to do something romantic with and for someone special.  The tedious truth is that creating romance often takes effort and planning, but is well worth the time and money for lasting results.  Confessing your love to someone is an important occasion, and creating a dreamy date to do so ...

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Mother’s Day – Making it Memorable

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Mother’s Day – Making it Memorable

We all want to make our Mother’s proud; a good report card is no longer an option.  Mother’s Day is coming up and most likely you may be thinking of ordering the same old flowers and dreading getting a reservation at her favorite restaurant, while overpaying for poor service and rushed food.  Most of us know that getting Mom trinkets and knick knacks for Mother’s Day should be reserved for children, especially if handmade, and is just another ...

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

Sailing the seas of garbage (ocean plastic), no thank you! The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch has been described as an island of trash floating just offshore, but this is not actually the case. Off the coast of California, NOAA has identified and named the Eastern Garbage Patch which is not actually a solid mass but more of a dense collection of particles mainly consisting of unbroken down plastic.

Contrary to rumors, the garbage patch cannot be seen aerially or via ...

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California Sea Lions are Dying

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California Sea Lions are Dying

California is blessed with a bountiful coastline, however currently the California Sea lions are Dying.  The rich waters of the Pacific Ocean change with the seasons and are an inseparable part of the unique environment.  The Davidson current (concurrent coastal stream during winter) and El Nino conditions affect the climate and residents of California, especially the marine mammals whom we share this coastline with.  Whales that travel south to Baja in winter for birthing and north to Alaska for ...

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Building The San Salvador Tourist Attraction

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Building The San Salvador Tourist Attraction

Building the San Salvador

Building the San Salvador Tourist Attraction in San Diego.  Party like it’s 1542!  Entertainment doesn’t come cheap these days; a matinee at the movies will run you as much as a nice meal at a decent restaurant. It makes you want to go back to a time where $5 would be enough for a movie and snacks, well, maybe just one snack, but you get the point. How about witnessing history being made, or re-created, ...

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San Diego Statistics

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San Diego Statistics

San Diego Statistics are very Interesting

San Diego is California’s second largest city with a population of 1.3 million in the city proper, and almost 3 million residents throughout the county.  It is the eighth largest city in the United States and the county encompasses 18 incorporated cities.  The dense population of such a vast area speaks loudly for the city’s beauty, charm, and resilient energy.  The shear magnetism of the city acts as indisputable proof that the city ...

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Business Meeting on a Yacht

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Business Meeting on a Yacht

You Get One Chance to Make a First Impression

As the expression says, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,”.  The business world has only become more competitive in recent years, and the chance of being allowed a second impression are almost non-existent.  This also sometimes presents a problem for today’s online companies, for the actual physical location of the business and its offices may be less than ideal.  Luckily, it is possible for ...

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Kelp – Richest Beds on Earth off San Diego

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Kelp – Richest Beds on Earth off San Diego

California’s Kelp

Although kelp grows in many locations, the kelp forests off the coast of San Diego are some of the richest and most developed beds on earth.  Kelp is generally found in areas where nutrient levels are high.  This often occurs where there is an upwelling of nutrients from deep waters or where nutrients are provided locally but other mean such as seal wastes.  The size of the kelp beds vary from year to year, determined by water ...

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

San Diego’s Maritime Museum is home to the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Life for this sturdy ship began at the Ramsey Shipyard in 1863. During this era, iron ships were a new concept as most vessels used wood for building.

This was actually quite a brilliant approach to ship building at the time. Iron will float as long as the object weights less than the same amount of water it displaces.  Five months after ...

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Yacht Wedding – Old World Charm in San Diego

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Yacht Wedding – Old World Charm in San Diego

Wedding Planning

When my husband and I started planning our wedding, I wanted something unique and exciting for our guests to enjoy.  We had attended weddings in the past in traditional chapels, on the beach, even one at the San Diego Zoo.  We looked everywhere but nothing stood out that would awe, captivate, and entertain our friends and family while giving our wedding day the significance I desired – I had not though of a yacht wedding.

Yacht Wedding – ...

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

Ancient Yacht Traditions

Men may have traveled the sea as far back as 70,000 years. No doubt, countless nautical myths and superstitions have come and gone. In today’s world modern world, along with the recent past, there’s no shortage of nautical myths. Consider the following nautical myths and superstitions, but don’t let them spoil your fun at sea:

Nautical Myths and Superstitions – Regarding date

  • It’s bad luck to start a voyage on Friday – Christ was crucified on a Friday.
  • Never ...
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