It's been a great stay. There have been several dinghy rides to shore and walks up Orange Ave. After spending so much time on the boat, it's nice to be able to get off and stretch your legs. We also made a fairly long dinghy run across to Harbor Island and Shelter Island on the far side of San Diego Bay. We wanted to check out our moorage, which is where we are now, and make a stop by the marine store to pick up a few items. One day we took Talos IV out for a sail on the bay. It was a perfect sailing day, with winds between 12 and 15 knots. Another day we made a run over to downtown San Diego and did a walkabout to check out the city. Paul has gotten back into his running and has made two runs along the shoreline while we were here.
Our last night at the anchorage was interupted by strong winds that sprang up from seemingly nowhere at about midnight. The winds were a consistent 30 knots with gusts to 35. Apparently the remnants of Hurricane Paul. The winds blew all night, so we had a fairly restless sleep. I guess this, among many other things, is what this cruising life is all about.
Yesterday we sailed over to our slip at Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island. This will be our hang until we depart for the Baja Ha Ha on Monday, October 29. It's a wonderful place, with nice wide, clean and secure docks. The Sheraton Hotel is right here and we have access to their pool and gym. Janet plans to get some swimming in and Paul will likely check out the gym. There is also a running / walking path along the shoreline, so a few runs are probably in the plan as well. We also have a few boat projects to complete before heading south, including some bright work repair along the cap rail. Janet will make a provisioning run at some point and we need to take the cats to a vet to get Mexican Health Certs for both of them. The Baja Ha Ha event has a few gatherings as well. There is an event at Downwind Marine this Sat and then the big Ha Ha event is next Sunday. Bill and Claudia, our crew for the run to Cabo, will arrive just in time for the festivities. All and all I think our stay here will be quite busy.
|Rounding Point Loma on our way into San Diego Bay.|
It was a great down wind sail from Oceanside.
|Louie riding on top of the asymmetrical enjoying the|
|The USS Midway has been turned into a museum along|
the San Diego water front. My brother Mike was flying off
the carrier back in his Navy days while stationed in