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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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