Day 6 Oct 28 Nice leisurely morning of sleeping in until 0630. Yes that felt like sleeping in Breakfast of hot toasted bagels, cheese and coffee, more hot showers and we cast the lines off in LA Harbor and headed out for possibly Dana Point or Oceanside. Great wind 10-15 knots close hauled, with sun … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – What is a perfect day? Today!
Month: October 2019
S.F. to S.D – Dark nights and grey days…..
Day 5 Oct 27 Up and off anchor around 330 am. We want to get to Catalina island today so it’s a long day. Many pictures running through my mind of Catalina island! Such beauty. But off in the night to start. Sailing in the dark is new to me. I admit it scared me … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – Dark nights and grey days…..
S.F. to S.D – Windlass and Windless
Day 4 Oct 26 Good night sleep for the most part. Anchor alarm went off in the night but it was a false alarm so back to bed. Really had no doubt our anchor had set as we backed down on it at 1600rpm and did not move so felt we were pretty secure. Up … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – Windlass and Windless
S.F. to S.D – Things that blink in the night.
Day 3 Oct 25 In the middle of the night the dolphins were back in full glowing force. They were jumping out of the water and doing aerial tricks before splashing down. It is eery to see them looking up at you as your red light shines down on them. Lots of puzzling lights as … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – Things that blink in the night.
S.F. to S.D – Heading south with intent..
Day 2 Oct 24 The sunrise at 615am was joined by blue skies and wind. Not a cloud anywhere. The kind of morning everyone thinks about when thinking of sailing except for one thing..... it’s damn cold. Everyone waking at different times depending on the watch schedule. Today was a settle into routine day. Eat, … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – Heading south with intent..
S.F. to S.D – And off we go….
Day 1 October 23 Out the gate 1030am. After exiting the shipping channel and turning south, the wind was blowing steady 12-20 knots on the aft starboard quarter trying to push us to a downwind sail. Not a good idea as the wind models showed minimal wind closer to shore. So we decided to head … Continue reading S.F. to S.D – And off we go….