Category: Our Cruise Blog

North to Alaska!

Ok, Mermaid is tied to a dock in Long Beach… she won’t be going to Alaska on this trip. Robin and her friend Jessamine (a Texan!) are driving to Alaska to deliver a car to Stacy (about to be a new mom!). Robin and Jess are driving up the historic highway 1 enjoying the coastal …

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A Dockers again

We are back on A dock in Portofino where we have gotten the generator issue resolved (yea) but the frig is still not working. We spent most of the day on Saturday trying to figure out why the frig isn’t working and the rest of the day making the tour of Southern California Home Depots …

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Catalina on hold…

Mermaid sat at anchor off KHYC where we enjoyed beautiful sunset and sunrises in addition to the Thursday night races. As we were getting ready to head to Catalina Island when the generator started acting up. We got into a slip back at Portofino on A dock and called the company who did the rebuild. …

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Long Beach to King Harbor

We spent a couple of weeks in Long Beach getting all the Raymarine installed (why is it always more complicated than we think!?). It was fun spending time with our friends in Long Beach and doing a little racing but it was time to move again. Mike brought Mermaid to King Harbor while Robin brought …

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Catalina Island Weekend

We finally got out to the island for the weekend! The boat work had to be halted for a couple of days so we could enjoy this great California weather. The wind was on the nose Friday evening so we motor sailed most of the way over. We picked up a mooring (with much difficulty …

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Mermaid in Long Beach

We had a great 4th of July in Redondo Beach including a fun A dock party at the Portofino followed by fireworks viewed from the bow of Mermaid. Cuco finished the fiberglassing and painting so we moved the boat to Long Beach next to Enchanted Lady and across from Hard Hatt – its fun to …

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Back in Redondo Beach

Mike hard at work...

We had a great 15 hour trip from San Diego to Redondo Beach Sunday! The ocean was very calm (perfect for traveling north) and the weather was beautiful. Mermaid performed perfectly with the new rigging (thanks Chris!) and the engine work done (thanks Gary). Finding the right part for the engine was quite a challenge …

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stuck in San Diego…

Well, the new rigging is taking longer than expected (we expect too much I guess) and while the engine (Henry) was apart to replace a gasket the mechanic found the water pump was about to go. I guess that’s better found our here in a slip and not out at sea… June gloom has arrived …

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Back aboard

We enjoyed visiting Texas and Florida and are happy to be back aboard Mermaid in San Diego. We are still deciding where to go next… Cuco (the painter) still has some work to finish so we need to head north to Redondo for a week or so.

Slip for May

We moved Mermaid from the anchorage to a slip at Harbor Island West Marina for the month of May. What nice people at this marina! When we came to the slip (very early in the morning) dock neighbors came out of their boats to welcome us to the marina. Many have dogs for PeeWee to …

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