Leaving Montery

The seals waved (yes! they did!) goodbye as we pulled out of Monterey’s municipal marina today (Wednesday, March 27, 2013). We sailed over gentle swells in 9 to 10 knots. Saw whales just outside Monterey Bay. Ron called me from lunch preparations in the galley...
Monterey Days

Monterey Days

Monterey is a pleasant place to stay if you live on a boat. We like our slip at the public marina, there are bike lanes for safe transit to and from shopping and sightseeing. The weather is lovely, lovely, lovely. It’s still not quite spring but the...
Monterey Days

Frog Memory

We spent a long afternoon and night travelling from Half Moon Bay to Monterey, a trip of about 90 miles inclusive of the southward portion and segments going offshore and then back. We left HMB dodging dozens of crab traps left in a seemingly random pattern...
Monterey Days

Leaving the Bay Area

We left Alameda at around noon on Saturday, March 8. Lots of things had to be dealt with (saying goodbye to Grand Marina, getting things organized aboard, letting family know we’d left and so forth). The winds were boisterous (up to 22 knots) coming across the...

In Half Moon Bay –

Half Moon Bay, Ca. Sitting in a brew pub in half moon bay (Half Moon Bay Brewing), Ca. enjoying  live rock/jazz  drinking an Irish Red Ale, this sailing isn’t so hard. We are heading for Santa Cruz, maybe Monterey if the weather  cooperates....