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Ship’s Log: Golden Gate With Deneb & Seren

We had the boat ship shape and ready to rock by the time Deneb and Seren showed up at 10:30. The kids were overflowing with excitement to have little Seren aboard, and just couldn’t wait to show him everything. Seren, warmed up to the chaos and excitement much more quickly than I would have expected (being his […]

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Anchor of My Dreams

We’re on our new anchor for the first time. When we started telling everyone that we were leaving this year for our cruise the sailors around us came out of the woodwork with offers of help to make things happen.  Over the past few weeks we’ve purchased and installed our Rocna 33, our Lewmar V3 […]

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Ship’s Log — December 26th with Krister & Amanda

Krister & Amanda came over for coffee this morning and we decided to help each other with a bunch of boat chores in order to (hopefully) save some time for a sail in the afternoon. Krister hoisted me up the mast to retrieve the Christmas lights, and then headed back to Britannia while I put […]

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Sailing Again!

It’s been a month and a week since we last went sailing. Convivia has been under the weather wit ha broken spreader, and then we all got under the weather with the flu, and then there’s the weather. Tomorrow the forecast predict’s partly cloudy 69º and 5 whole knots of wind. I think its time […]

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Ship’s Log: Oct 18th-20th — Monterrey -> Santa Cruz -> Half Moon Bay

We left Monterrey on Monday the 18th after finally meeting another sailor. Steve, the owner of Boomer (the Cal 40 that we berthed next to) was a wealth of information and a friendly guy to boot. He offered to sail us out and we had a great time taking pictures of each other under sail. […]

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Ship’s Log Oct 10: Pillar Point -> Santa Cruz

We left Pillar Point Harbor (Half Moon Bay) around 10am. The perennial fog blanketed the harbor and mainland but we knew better than to wait for it to blow off. Armed with our trusty chart plotter (INavX for iPad) we made for the channel. Once past the reefs we turned westward and made for the open […]

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Ships Log: Oct 9, 2010 — Emery Cove -> Half Moon Bay

Deane, Lisa, & Cian met us at Convivia at the appointed time as we were finishing up our preparations. I called Carl to see if we could use his harness and he helped haul Victoria and I up the mast to do various checks and fixes. We pumped out and tried to fill up the […]

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Heading to Monterrey Bay

Tomorrow morning we will leave our slip in Emery Cove and head down to Monterrey Bay for two and a half weeks of (mostly) vacation. We will be joined on the passage by crew members Deane, Lisa, and Kian and possibly Carl. We plan to leave early and make it to Half Moon Bay by […]

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High|Low

Last week was hard. I’m not sure what aspect of the work/life package was hardest, but it wasn’t just me. The whole family was under strain. By Friday I knew we needed a reset. “We’re going sailing tomorrow,” I told Vick as we were cleaning up from dinner. Saturday morning, we all woke up early […]

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September’s End in Photos

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