Sterlin’s Recent Repairs
February 19, 2013

Sterlin is 10 years old car with 95,000 miles on the odometer. During this time he has been been a remarkably reliable car with no major repairs needed until recently. Yes, three failures have occurred which have needed attention. All of the following failures were discovered around the same time.   Valve Cover and Engine Head Casket Approximately […]

Basecamp
Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
February 13, 2013

We are not great mechanics, but we still think it is a excellent idea to perform regular inspections and some preventive maintenance on Sterlin. The main point of the inspection is try and detect things that might be going wrong before they really go wrong. In terms of maintenance, we will plan to be in a major […]

Mt Diablo Hike with the BCNC.
April 5, 2009

On Saturday April 4th I organized a hike on Mt Diablo for the BCNC. We hiked the Summit Trail from the Rock City car park. We set off at 9.20am and made it to the summit just before noon. After a nice, relaxing lunch, just below the summit, we started our descent to arrive back […]

Tree Removal
December 5, 2007

Well, sad, but it had to be done: the leaning tree in front of our building was taken down this morning. photos

BCNC National Day Picnic 2007
July 30, 2007

The BCNC had its yearly National Day Picnic at Paradise Beach County Park in Tiburon on July 29th. This is becoming the ‘spot par excellence’ for this event! We had a lovely afternoon at a well organized event. photos.

Bay to Breakers 2007
May 22, 2007

It is becoming tradition to do Bay to Breakers with a group of Belgians. Here are impressions of the race, footstock and the follow on meal at 21st Amendment.

New Bathroom
December 15, 2006

For those interested, here are photos of our new bathroom. The showerrod has been ordered; it’s longer than what one can standard get in stores. We are also still waiting for an under-sink cabinet to arrive sometime in January. That will be in the same style as the tall cabinet visible in the mirror on […]

Kim Clijsters back in Stanford
July 31, 2006

It’s that time of year again: The Bank of the West Classic Tennis tournament at Stanford took place from July 24 till July 30th. Marc and I went to see Kim Clijsters play in her semi final and final. (Inge was in Belgium and Stephen in London). Kim clinched her 4th title here at Stanford; […]

Land Rover 4WD Event
July 24, 2006

We’ve had Sterlin, our Discovery, since January 8th, 2003. We’ve done roughly some 47,000 miles in him – so far. Not too bad. We’ve taken him on the Dalton Hwy all the way to Prudhoe Bay (Arctic Ocean) in Alaska and we went off-roading in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park (photos). So when our friends Tory […]