Monthly Archives: September 2014

Santa Barbara

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We arrived in Santa Barbara in late afternoon of September 24.  It is wonderful.  We are spending another week here, waiting out the big swells from a northern storm before we plan our next move. Our trip so far: The … Continue reading

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Rounding Point Conception, the “Cape Horn of the Pacific”

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While in Morro Bay, we befriended a couple we had first seen in Monterey – Dana and Keith on their 48-foot Beneteau, Optimus Prime. They were scrutinizing the weather as intensely as we were. Like us, they had never rounded … Continue reading

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Morro Bay

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After a wonderful week in Monterey, Cindy was itching to get back out onto the ocean.  Rick could have stayed in Monterey forever! Every place we go, we want to stay longer! But it was time.  Our excuse for waiting … Continue reading

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Still in Monterey!

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So tomorrow for sure we will leave! It has been hard to tear ourselves away. We have had such a wonderful time. We met Dave and his family, who took us on our first sailboat race on Wednesday. Dave is … Continue reading

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Trip to Monterey

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The Monterey Yacht Club had kindly offered us a side tie, free of charge, but warned us to arrive at high tide out of concern for shoaling. High tide was about 1:30 pm, so we departed in fog and no … Continue reading

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Capitola

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We left Santa Cruz for Capitola in the early afternoon on Wednesday, September 10. We set our headsail alone, without the mainsail deployed, just to see how it went. With 15 knots of wind, we were sailing 4.5 knots on … Continue reading

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Cindy’s Thoughts so far

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Frankly it was very very hard to leave behind our wonderful life and those we love to take off on this adventure.  Sailing away into the sunset sounds romantic, but now I understand why more people don’t do it.  As … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

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Our trip from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz, about 50 nautical miles as the crow flies, was exciting.  At first we had calm seas and insufficient wind to sail, so we just motored with the the mainsail deployed for … Continue reading

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Rick’s Thoughts so far… On casting off the lines.

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Most posts on this blog are usually written by Cindy, but every once in a while Rick is inspired to share his observations.  Here are his from our first day heading down the coast. Casting off the lines In the … Continue reading

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We’re off!

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Holy cow.  After more than 3 years of planning, we did it! Today we were met at our Sausalito dock with a few family members and friends to wave goodbye, and were then escorted out the Gate by our dockmates … Continue reading

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