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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Watermaker complete!

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After two weeks of installation, we finally have fresh water being made from salt water!

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August 22, 2014 Sailing with our kids Dan and Sarah

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  Oh what fun we had! And the winds reached 40 knots!  And Sarah took the helm while sailing in those heavy winds! And Dan wanted to go out again!

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Visit to Hansen Rigging

We made it over to see Glenn again on August 19-20 to have him finish up some last minute projects including a bowsprit on the bowsprit for a spinnaker, and a couple of added clutches for the fore guys for … Continue reading

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