We are in San Diego visiting my son for the holiday weekend. Staying at the hotel that I normally stay at when participating in the Baja Haha. In my quest for sea miles and learning all I can about cruising, I have been on six Haha's. Being here brings back a flood of great memories from those awesome sailing adventures. Here is the set up: I arrive without a boat for the trip. I go around the harbors and knock on hulls in hopes of finding the perfect boat. I get turned down by 99% of the skippers I encounter. It only takes one. Last year, a friend from SF got a call and he referred the folks looking for crew to me. I jumped on a cool tri and we had a blast sailing the 750 miles to Cabo San Lucas. This fall I will be searching for my boat to take me to Australia. I will miss not doing the Haha, but my dream for the last 30 years has been to cross the Pacific. My dream is about to come true!