Wednesday, October 17, 2012

San Diego

 We sailed into San Diego Bay from Mission Bay on October 11th.  Greeted with rain and a huge blob of the famous Point Loma kelp, Shindig made her grand entrance.  It had been 26 days since we left Sausalito.

After topping off the fuel tank we made our way to the Chula Vista Marina where we met up with all the Novaks to celebrate my brother Dave's birthday.  The adjacent RV park hosted their land yachts and was super convenient for the birthday celebration.

Baby Brother blows out his birthday candles

Dinghy rides across the bay to Coronado Cays

Ali and Nicky on a dinghy ride to Coronado Cays, where mom and dad used to own a home

Chula Vista Marina

 Nicky and I rescued a water logged sock monkey in the harbor

San Diego is the launching point for the 19th annual Baja Ha Ha cruising rally to Cabo San Lucas.
Every day more and more of the registered 145 boats arrive in town and make final preparations for the trip south.

With two weeks to go, Nancy and I are working off final lists of boat parts, food provisions and other supplies for the 750 mile, and 9 or 10 day voyage.  We will remain in the San Diego Harbor area until departure day, October 29th. 

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