Steve’s parents, David and Trudy, arrived on Sunday afternoon and brought gifts for the kids to the boat. The kids love when Grandma and Grandpa Buchi visit because they always get presents. They immediately put on their new t-shirts and got right to doing puzzles, which gave the adults a chance to visit over a … Continue reading Week 21 – Final Preparations for Mexico
Mission Bay, San Diego We woke up at 6 am to head to Mission Bay in San Diego - which was 48 nm away. Just after breakfast Spencer told me he was ready to do his school and we had it finished by 9:30! It is so much easier when the kids are willing participants! … Continue reading Week 20 – California Coast Hopping – San Diego: Last stop before Mexico!
Newport Beach We left Catalina Island and headed towards Newport Beach. We were instantly enamoured by Newport Beach and just loved the unique feel of the inner harbour that was chock and block full of gorgeous houses and cottages, docks and moorings and people doing slow cruises on covered skiffs and sailboats alike. Steve and … Continue reading Week 19 – California Coast Hopping – Newport Beach and Disneyland
After our sleepless night in Cuyler Harbor on San Miguel Island, we were in search of a quiet anchorage to catch up on our sleep. There were 25 knots of wind forecasted from the NW, so we didn’t want to spend the night on the north side of either Santa Rosa or Santa Cruz island … Continue reading Week 18 – California Coast Hopping – More Channel Islands
Port San Luis and Avila Beach - Surf Landing! We had an uneventful motorsail with very little wind from Morro Bay to Port San Luis. We came in just at dusk and decided to anchor for the night just off Avila Beach. The rocking and rolling was not very comfortable, so we’re adding “rocker stoppers” … Continue reading Week 17 – California Coast Hopping – Port San Luis to the Channel Islands
Monterey Bay Our alarm went off at 4:30 am in Half Moon Bay. We were aiming to get to Monterey Bay during daylight. We thought we might wake up the kids to feed them breakfast so they had food in their bellies in case the waves were big, however, once we got out there the … Continue reading Week 16 – California Coast Hopping – Monterey Bay and Morro Bay
Richardson Bay, Sausalito We had spent one night in Sausalito with my Mom and after she flew back home we decided to spend a few more nights here to catch up on sleep. Steve worked on fixing the auto pilot since it seemed to have put a brake on the wheel that we discovered while … Continue reading Week 15 – Touristing in San Francisco Bay