I was born in Northern California and my family moved to the Bay Area when I was young so my Dad could work in the Shipyards in Richmond for Kaiser Steel. I was raised in Martinez and as I look back on it, it was a great little town to grow up in. I went to the California Maritime Academy and after graduation I started going to sea as a Licensed Deck Officer in the Merchant Marine. I got married in '68 and decided to come ashore and work where I could be home more often so I went to work for a trucking company, Consolidated Freightways.
After 29 years with CF I took an early retirement to be home more as my wife was very ill and needed someone with her a lot. After a short while I realized that the retirement check was not enough so I went to work in Sacramento area as a foreman in a warehouse then back to a trucking company, a Beneto Tank Lines, as a dispatcher and then Terminal Manager. My wife passed away in 2005 and I continued to work until the "job burn out" really set in, so in 2008 I retired again. I met a fantastic woman on eHarmony and really started to enjoy retirement and actually enjoy life.
I am now living in Vacaville and finding out there is life after years of hard work. I am starting to take life a little easier and living everyday to the fullest with the pressure and pace of the "rat race"
When I got ready to retire I wanted to take up some hobbies and pastimes to enjoy my time away from work. I have always been interested in photography, either looking at great photos or trying to take some good pictures. As I got more involved in photography and taking some classes and workshops on the various aspects of making a good photo I became more and more interested in it. After joining a few photography groups I have gotten even more involved and interested in photography. One of the wonderful aspects of being retired and being involved in photography is I have met some great people and even traveled some to beautiful places.
Although I am just starting with my new hobby I have started a website to tell my story and show some of my photos. If interested do not hesitate to drop by. www.davesutherlandphoto.com Thanks and Enjoy
Retired after over 45 years in the transportation industry and have begun to relax and enjoy life. I have taken up photography as a hobby and enjoy learning about photography and making good photos. I still love all forms of racing.
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