Aboard Astraea

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Finally Cruising!

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It was awesome to get back to the boat and settled back in. Thanks a bunch to our boat neighbors Jan and Chuck for picking us up at the airport. We’re lucky to have great friends in San Diego.

After quickly unpacking our stuff we spent a night aboard at Fiddlers Cove Marina and cruised over to Pier 32 on November 21. We met up with Natalie’s Dad and his wife Pam for the weekend. They made the trip out from Arizona to visit and help us with final provisioning.

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Friday night Sully went to Alyse’s 4th birthday party

IMAG5949 IMAG5943 IMAG5935Saturday night we went provisioning and got ready for a boater pot luck and our going away party. It was great to get to hang out with more friends, but was super busy. It felt like a wedding reception having so many people to say “Hi” to.

Lori and Dave from S/V A Yacht O'Fun

Lori and Dave from S/V A Yacht O’Fun

Mike from S/V Sequoia

Mike from S/V Sequoia

Brian and Pat from S/V Hakuna Matata

Brian and Pat from S/V Hakuna Matata

Kyle and Mary from M/V La Maria

Kyle and Mary from M/V La Maria

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Matt and I were dressed alike from shirts down to flip flops

Matt and I were dressed alike from shirts down to flip flops

Barb and Dave from Una VIda and Calle a fellow Cheoy Lee owner!

Barb and Dave from S/V Una Vida and Calle, a fellow Cheoy Lee owner!

Joe rode a dinghy across the bay from Fiddlers to Pier 32 for the party

Joe rode a dinghy across the bay from Fiddlers to Pier 32 for the party

Glen and Sally from S/V The Dorothy Mariea

Glen and Sally from S/V The Dorothy Marie

Greg and Pam from Sophia Claire

Greg and Pam from S/V Sophia Claire

Wendell and Nancy

Wendell and Nancy from S/V Optional Necessity

Lauren and Veg... Errr. Kevin, my buddy from USS Juneau

Lauren and Veg… Errr. Kevin, my buddy from USS Juneau

Sully's Grandma and Grandpa visited for the weekend and helped us so much with provisioning runs and watching Sully. They made him so happy by going to the National City Trolley Depot! Thank you for your help and the visit!

Sully’s Grandma and Grandpa visited for the weekend and helped us so much with provisioning runs and watching Sully. They made him so happy by going to the National City Trolley Depot! Thank you for your help and the visit!

Barb and Sully having some drumsticks

Barb and Sully having some drumsticks

Matt brought our watermaker back from the repair shop. Thanks for keeping it in your living room while we were on vacation!

Matt brought our watermaker back from the repair shop. Thanks for keeping it in your living room while we were on vacation!

Provisioning runs covered the quarterberth

Provisioning runs covered the quarterberth

Sully sat on his dock steps one last time. We don't need these while we're cruising! We'll be using our dinghy boarding ladder to get on and off the boat.

Sully sat on his dock steps one last time. We don’t need these while we’re cruising! We’ll be using our dinghy boarding ladder to get on and off the boat.

The watermaker is a SeaQuencher 200 and it's installed and putting out water at about 7 gallons per hour.

The watermaker is a SeaQuencher 200 and it’s installed and putting out water at about 7 gallons per hour.

Watermaker test output going down the galley sink

Watermaker test output going down the galley sink

One last snack time with Carol aboard Astraea

One last snack time with Carol aboard Astraea

WIth Steve and Carol from S/V Dream Catcher

With Steve and Carol from S/V Dream Catcher

With Jan and Chuck from S/V WInd Watcher

With Jan and Chuck from S/V WInd Watcher

Underway from Pier 32. Thanks for casting us off Jan and Chuck!

Underway from Pier 32. Thanks for casting us off Jan and Chuck!

Docked at Chula Vista Yacht Club's reciprocal dock

Docked at Chula Vista Yacht Club’s reciprocal dock

Eric and Lindsay took us out to dinner at BJ's Brewhouse

Eric and Lindsay took us out to dinner at BJ’s Brewhouse

Darren and Emma came over to visit

Darren and Emma came over to visit

The boat basin at Chula Vista

The boat basin at Chula Vista

We stayed an extra night at Chula Vista and are getting underway for Glorietta Bay to hang out on the hook through Friday and then go to LaPlaya for the weekend.

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  1. Yay! You are official “cruisers”!

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