We spent the last month or so at the cruisers anchorage in San Diego. The city seems to know it’s the launching place for many voyages, and kindly offers a three month free stay for boats registered in other ports. We didn’t expect to stay this long, but as hurricanes prevail in the Pacific through October, it is prudent and peaceful here.
Our days are filled with trips to shore to explore downtown (farmers market, sushi bar, propane refill), maintenance (fuel filters, lightning grounding, secondary bilge pump) and fun onboard (cat swim lessons, paddle boarding, fishing, sewing, wood carving, and composing bops on our new Nextar keyboard). We also used our “permanent” location to jump off board for weddings in North Carolina and Los Angeles.
Delivering our boat the remaining 7000 miles to the Chesapeake before Atlantic hurricane season kicks up in June is a big endeavor. We signed up for the Baja Haha and Panama Posse cruising rallies to link up with other sailors headed the same way.
Much has been said about schedules being the enemy of sailing schemes, so we’re trying a new tack. As dates and locations become clear, we’ll send details to a private group. If the timing works to hop on board, get in touch and come on over!
Most opportunities will pick you up in one spot and drop at another further along the route. We prioritize weather and safety over plane tickets and timelines. Sailing skills can be learned, but an adaptable, friendly, can-do spirit is a must. Hop on the email list here!
Currently reading: “Log from the Sea of Cortez” by John Steinbeck