Monday, March 22, 2010

Maiden Voyage of 2010

I guess I was feeling a little guilty about not posting over the past few weeks, but in retrospect, I didn't really have much to say. This blog is supposed to be about sailing and living aboard a boat and, truth be told, we hadn't sailed since our trip home from the boatyard in November. We also haven't done any "home improvements" since we hooked up the new icebox. So it wasn't that I wasn't thinking about all of you... it was that I had nothing particularly relevant to share. Until now...

On Saturday, after three full months (plus) of being stationary, we finally got off the ball.  Our intention was to get our Coast Guard inspection, which is semi-mandatory in order to keep a boat moored here in the Bay.  I say "semi-mandatory" because while it is a requirement, it doesn't seem to be very strictly enforced.  Anyway, like the law-abiding little live-aboards that we are, we moseyed over to the dock for our inspection early Saturday morning, waited 45 minutes while the Coast Guard Auxiliary dilly-dallied around, and then we realized that the registration we had on board was an expired copy and we couldn't get the boat inspected without the current copy in hand.  So we did what any sailor without a current copy of his registration on board would do...

We went sailing!!

We brought Justin and Anna along and took advantage of the gorgeous weather by sailing out to the ocean and then back to the ball before the fog rolled in just before sunset.  It was a beautiful day.  And of course we have pictures to share:
Tall Ship off our starboard bow

Justin, Anna & Ben

San Diego Skyline, complete with cruise ships

Gaff-rigged ketch off Point Loma

Point Loma, heading back into the Bay

What beautiful sails you have ;)

The fog rolling in over Point Loma
looked like a tidal wave crashing behind us

Anna & Justin

Lola making faces at the camera

Luckily, the fact that we never got our Coast Guard inspection means there will probably be more sailing adventures in the near future. Stay tuned...

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