After our difficult trip down the coast in the wrong season (Yes, Fatty, no more wrong ocean at the wrong time of year, we promise) we took a little vacation time with family and got re-invigorated to continue our trip south. I mean, we are sailors – telling our story of disaster and discomfort only […]
Getting a little closer to family and friends by moving closer to the city. Pillar Point has a great marina with a very safe (and large!) anchorage. We will be here at least a week. For those that might want to try this anchorage, it is very secure behind a breakwater. It is free for […]
The rolling and tossing, the snap-rolls and sudden lurches had continued for five or six days. Life was a sequence of interminable cold watches on deck, glued to the wheel, and miserable attempts to sleep below while the boat groaned and tossed. Everything was wet. Food was mere fuel. A handful of nuts or a […]
Just a quick note to say that on the evening of Tuesday, November 7 we finally docked in Bodega Bay. The last days of our trip were plagued by equipment failures. The wind vane steering had never worked well, meaning that we had to hand steer the boat in four-hour shifts around the clock. But […]
Heading east and south in earnest. This trip is already too long!
My soul for a good steady wind.