Category: Our Cruise Blog

Apr 29

It is always the hardest to reach

Why is it always the mast light?! Mike and I were sitting in the cockpit discussing going to anchor tomorrow when we remembered the anchor light… it’s out. Up the mast Mike went (I usually go, but not with the leg brace!) to find out what bulb was needed. I went below and found one …

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Apr 26

Loving San Diego!

We are currently at the city dock on Shelter Island. We can work at anchor, but with all the computers running it means running the generator quite a bit. So for now we will use shore power when possible. The anchorage was fun and beautiful and we will go back this weekend. We had a …

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Apr 23

Mermaid anchored in San Diego

We are enjoying the anchorage in San Diego! We met Rags and Kathy at SDYC last night and went to Fidler’s for another great meal. Such fun…

Apr 21

Mexico and back

4-14 What a great sail to San Diego! We had 20-25kts of wind and had Mermaid sailing along at 11.7kts. We spent the evening at Southwestern Yacht Club’s guest dock (what a friendly club!) 4-15 We set out early for Ensenada with dolphins on the bow again. There were thousands of dolphins all around us …

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Apr 14

First Day

4-13 What a beautiful day! Jessamine flew in and Kathy drove down Tuesday night and we hurried to ready Mermaid. We left about 7:30 Wed. morning and motored out of the slip to waving friends wishing us great adventures. What an amazing feeling! Finally we are cruisers again… the docklines are severed! There was not …

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Apr 08

Mermaid’s Tale

Today is the day we were to leave the dock, but as cruiser plans are written in the sand at low tide we will leave tomorrow. The painter will be finished painting the hull today and we are off. We “plan” to spend the rest of this year cruising California and then head south the …

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