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.
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