Tuesday, October 23, 2018

San Diego Way

Hola from the south.  We arrived in San Diego on Friday and cought up with some old Frisbee friends.  We had some Santa Ana's (42 knots) during our visit to Avalon.  Stayed in the lee for the day and night and then headed to Avalon.  Great one day stop over.  On to Newport Beach and a great tour of the canals by friend Barry and his wife Lisa.  An overnight motor to San Diego and we are here for a couple weeks. 

A friend asked how was the trip different from what I thought it would be.  I thought we would be sailing a lot more as we motor 80% of the time.  Since rounding Conception, north of Santa Barbara, the winds have been very light.  We hope they pick up for Mexico!  We depart on the 8th of November.  Lots to do.  More soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

On to Avalon!

Aloha from Santa Barbara!  We have taken 5 trips to Santa Cruz
Island.  What a beautiful place.  4 of those voyages were with my friends
visiting from SF.  One of the highlights was taking folks to Painted Cave.  It’s
a very deep cave that goes into the mountain 600 feet.  Scary but fun to get in there.
We depart today for Avalon and it will take about 17 hours to get there.
From there, a few more stops before we reach San Diego.  Crew and boat are doing great!