Last weekend we took a cruise to the La Playa Anchorage in San Diego Bay with our friends Matt and Anna. After we anchored our friends Mike and Molly from S/V Sequoia rafted up with us. We’ve been trying to go on cruises once a month to help us prepare for full time cruising starting in November.
This cruise, our goal was to test out the new batteries that I installed a week ago and go sail in the ocean. We used our Monitor wind vane and Natalie used a Scopolamine patch and didn’t get seasick!
We made it 3 miles out past Point Loma and the chart plotter hit 1000 Nautical Miles. We hooted and hollered to celebrate 1000 miles under Astraea’s keel under our care, then tacked back towards La Playa Anchorage.
Sunday we said goodbye to Mike and Molly and headed back to Fiddlers Cove sailing slowly under the drifter, our giant light air headsail.
As we cruised down the bay we let the autopilot do the steering and we kept a good watch from up on the foredeck. It was a great weekend cruise with great friends, great food and great sailing.