The Baja Ha Ha

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Ok so, so far I have tried to keep up on the blog by writing about the last place we visited before we moved on to the next place. But that plan was foiled when we headed down the coast … Continue reading

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Ricks thoughts so far.. Malibu

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Ricks thoughts so far – Malibu. This was the first time I was genuinely frightened on this trip. We had left Santa Cruz island headed for the mainland and we were looking forward to anchoring off Malibu right in the … Continue reading

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Oceanside and San Diego

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The Oceanside sign visible upon entering behind the breakwater was a welcome sight. Oceanside’s entrance is a little like Morro Bay: if there is any sort of swell at all, the breakwater causes a type of surf “point break” just … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

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On Wednesday, October 8, we sailed 33 nautical miles in 8 1/2 hours over from the mainland to Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The wind started out light but picked up to over 20 knots in the afternoon, making it … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey and Venice

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On Sunday, October 5, we left Paradise Cove and motored in no wind for a few hours to arrive at Marina Del Ray, a large marina owned by the City of Los Angeles, a mile away from the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Four nights at anchor at Santa Cruz Island and Malibu

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On October 1, we finally pulled ourselves away from the lovely Santa Barbara to enjoy some time “on the hook” and “off the grid.” Our friends on Andante, a gorgeous 50-foot trawler, had been anchored at Santa Cruz Island a … Continue reading

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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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