Natalie and Sullivan are out of town so it’s amazing how quiet Astraea is without them. It’s way too quiet. So I’m working on boat projects. Our head pump had been making some squeaking noises so I rebuilt it this … Continue reading
We’ve been out sailing on Astraea at least once a weekend for the past few weeks. We’re really comfortable taking the boat in and out by ourselves but it makes it nice to go out with other people, or have … Continue reading
On Wednesday we got a new digital camera we ordered in the mail. Natalie and I took Sullivan to the doctor’s office and then we went out to Balboa Park to play in the grass.
On Friday Shaun and Michelle, friends from Everett, joined us for an evening sail.
We decided to take the boat over to the public dock on Coronado and walked a few blocks over to the Coronado Brewing Company for drinks and dinner. Unfortunately, they were out of my favorite their red ale.
Natalie and I are starting a Sea Scout Ship at Chula Vista Marina. We took out one of the volunteer leaders, Alfonso, and our lone Sea Scout.
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Over the past few weeks we’ve been really blessed to be able to sail with friends and family. First Dave and Laurie came to visit. They’re friends from back in Everett. They used to cruise a Catalina 27 around Puget … Continue reading
We got underway from Point Loma Marina around midday and motored south to Glorietta Bay to anchor for the night. After we dropped the hook in 15 feet of water, storm clouds started rolling in so we tarped the boat … Continue reading
Yesterday we sailed out of Pier 32 Marina, bound for Point Loma Marina. Ted and Pam came along for the trip. Ted spotted a large floating object ahead of us in the South Bay and I didn’t know what it … Continue reading
This weekend we planned a quick getaway to Point Loma. We haven’t done a cruise since we returned from Catalina in September so it was time to shake out the cobwebs and get underway and go farther than the pump … Continue reading
I didn’t set an alarm to leave at 0600 on Friday because I was waking up early all week. The super calm mooring at Catalina Harbor let me sleep until 0630. I woke up and headed topside to see if … Continue reading
This morning we pulled both the main and stern anchors and headed up the coast for Emerald Bay. We motored for about a half hour and dropped the anchor in 40′ of clear water. I hopped in the dinghy for … Continue reading
Yesterday we overcame the toilet problem. We had some breakfast and motored over to the pumpout and fuel dock to empty the holding tank. I aligned the valves and primed the pumpout hose with seawater, but nothing came out! I … Continue reading