Foster Fanning here. This is my first blog post, thus it's title -
The Introduction. An intro not only from me to you, the reader, but an introduction for me into the world of blogging.
A little about myself:
LIFESTYLE: Part-time cruising under sail (about 70 days a year). Most-time living in remote, mountainous river valley in NE Washington state.
ACTIVITIES: Sailing (Commodore RPSC), skiing, mountaineering, photography, writing, computers, biking (both types), beach combing.
PROFESSION: Firefighter, Incident Commander, Fire Trainer & Fire Chief.
FAMILY: Two great & grown off-spring; current partner & her very cool daughter; brothers, sister, five grandchildren and a living saint of a mom;
FRIENDS: A large and very diverse group of folks.
I live in the Pacific NW. A land of mountains, rivers and the sea. My home is in a remote mountainous, river valley. Bald eagles are my neighbors. They fish & mate in the 100' pines along the river bank 50 feet from my backdoor. Deer, raccoons, otters, along with the occasional bear & wildcat wander the gardens, visiting at night, leaving scant trace of their presence.
As mentioned above my mate and I sail 70 or so days a year. We squeeze it in between busy careers. Mine as a fire chief, she the administrator of the Stonerose museum & fossil dig site (http://www.stonerosefossil.org/).
Given my strong affiliations with the water through sailing & living on the bank of a river, combined with my 30+ year career with firefighting, I've chosen Firewater as the name of this blog. Blogging as noted is a new venture for me. Of course being a neophyte this is a work in progress, and admittedly a rather rough one at that.
In summary, I've been interested in starting a blog. Not sure where it will go but that may indeed prove to be the true adventure in & of itself.
Thanks for stopping in and having a look. Feel free to post a comment.
Other sites I'm working with include the following:
Cruising World profile:
You Tube channel