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To Isla Isabel, And Beyond!

Emma, smiling: "OK, this feels really good." Exactly. She was gathering lines at the bow while we were leaving the Mazatlan marina harbor, wind blowing an easy ten knots, and the boat felt good. W...

Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey, MDR, is huge (in a Bernie voice no less!). How huge is it? There are over 5,200 slips, It is the largest marina in the USA, they publish their own traffic separation scheme, and it ...

Thank You Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is one of the Channel Islands, the island chain that is just south of Point Conception and more or less due west of LA. We hadn't planned on going there, but we did in a moment of need. ...

Stillwater Cove To San Simeon

You try to hold a camera still on a moving sailboat while taking a pano. We raised anchor around 6:20 am. It was dark, without much wind, but we continued to have a bit of a swell, maybe 6-12 in...

Monterey And A Bit Further

For the past five days we were in Monterey. Two were in the marina, three at anchor. Generally for us anchoring is better, but not in Monterey. It is just too rolly. We tried all sorts of technique...

Left Turn

I am having a hard time remembering everything that happened during our seven day voyage. I want to remember it all, capture it, savor it, and relive it from time to time. The short story is we lef...

Heading Home Today

I just wrote out the title of this post, Heading Home Today, and it struck me as strange, since we are in our home, our boat, and have been this entire trip. I guess the old "home is where your fam...

Made It To Vancouver. Or, How We Got Pummeled In The Straights

Ganges Harbor is a nice little touristy town, with diesel mechanics thrown in. It reminded me a lot of the little towns we would visit as a kid in North Carolina. Lots of T-shirts with "Ganges Harb...

A Good Day For A Sail

By Scott Yesterday the kids and I joined some folks on their 47 ketch (two masts), to go for a day sail. We had three guys and seven kids, with plenty of room to spare. We left around 10am, and ...

From Shilshole Bay, With Love

by Scott My plan was to chronicle, biased by memory, our activities for the past four or five weeks, in suitable detail. As more e...