Back in the loop and wiped out.

Just a brief note to announce that I'm back from the cruise (though still in SoCal), getting back into the swing of things, and have gobs and gobs of emails and other stuff to get through. It's doubtful that much is happening before the holiday weekend.

Back in full force next week, however.

Here's a shot from last Monday, at anchor, Catalina Island.

Elation in catalina

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Grok on July 2, 2009 at 18:16

    Welcome back.

  2. Nancy on July 2, 2009 at 18:18

    Wow, how lovely, we almost got to Catalina a few years back. It was so windy that the helicopters and boats weren't going over, maybe someday.

  3. Amy Wagner | Camping on July 3, 2009 at 04:10

    Welcome back hope you had a wonderful time its always good to be back home

  4. Pauline on July 3, 2009 at 05:24

    I have missed your blogs, keep looking each day for any new news… so you were missed, glad to have you back in the communication saddle.

  5. sterndal on July 4, 2009 at 06:31


    nice photo

    reminds me of Batangas, a beautiful province here in the Philippines 🙂

    keep on blogging


  6. Erik on July 4, 2009 at 14:55

    Welcome back. Looks like a fun trip.

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