February 24th, 2011

Captains Get Some Awesome New Images

This was one large Gray whale.

This was one you had to see to believe. This Gray whale was all of 44 ft long  and had no trouble lifting this monstrous tail out for a deep deep dive. Moving at around 5-6 knots showing no fear and un-bothered by the crowd around him. Staying down for 7 minutes in between breaths. Quite a sight to see! 

February 10th, 2011

Study: Happiness Is Experiences, Not Material Gifts

We have the best gift. An experience that will be remembered for a life time.

Don’t buy Her/Him a present that will be forgotten this time next year. Give them an experience they will appreciate and is thought of fondly as time goes by.

If you’re trying to buy happiness, you would be better off putting your money toward a sailing get-away than jewelery or a material object, a new study suggests.

The results show that people’s satisfaction with their life-experience purchases — anything from seeing a movie to going on a lavish vacation — tends to start out high and go up over time. On the other hand, although they might be initially happy with that shiny new iPhone or the latest in Fashion, their satisfaction with these items wanes with time.

The findings, based on eight separate studies, they agree with previous research showing that experience-related buys lead to more happiness for the gift receiver.And if the receiver is happy then the giver will be happy too. Especially if your joining them on the sail ;-}