Monday, October 17, 2011

Havin' sum fun in San Diego!

We are happily ensconced in San Diego and will be here for another week. We leave next Mon 24th!! Mexico here we come. We have been meeting others who are doing the Baja Ha-Ha so that's been great to meet others who will be part of the "flotilla"! There are 11 other boats on our finger alone at this marina all flying their Baja burgee (flag). Very fun pot luck yesterday on the dock to meet fellow cruisers. (this is part of B dock where we are living for 10 days - that's Pura Vida on the L with the blue kayaks and sail covers at the bow. Note all the green flags that are up on the rigging of various boats)
Last night we dinghied across the San Diego Bay to a wonderful concert with our Portland  catamaran friends (Lisa and John on Orcinius). We saw Colbie Caillat through the palm trees :-) We attended for free from on the water (think waterfront blues fest). Lovely ride back under the waning moon over the water!

Tonight we are going to a seminar on marine electronics; Wed is one on pressure cooking and Fri will be dealing with rigging issues while underway. Great opps to learn important things that will help for safe and enjoyable passage.

Today Mike is installing our new alternator, and Judy is sanding hatch covers, doing computer projects to get our electronics working together and we are making our final provisioning lists. More stuff!

And we think we've found our 3rd person to share the helm responsibilities as we begin this next MAJOR journey south.

The Plan:

 First leg, 72 hours, non stop to Turtle Bay for a party.

Second leg, we head to  Bahia Santa Maria (hard to  even find  on a chart) for special Baja Ha-Ha boats' customs clearance and no amenities (fuel, food) but there's a restaurant that opens for 1 day to handle the Baja crowd. How crazy is that?

Third leg,  on to Cabo at the southern tip of Baja California peninsula by November 5th.

 Total miles: 750.

 Words we are currently living by:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the  trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  - Mark Twain

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update, love the continuing education you have taken on, makes you really think of all the things you have to know to be safe and self sufficient out there. A jack and jane of all trades, and I imagine by the end you may be masters of some. (kind of feel like that with my new business-but a lot less physical risk LOL) Be safe and have fun.