This past weekend, while Mason has his friend Tyler visiting from Colorado, we sailed to Monterey to visit the aquarium. You can drive from Santa Cruz and it takes about an hour but what kind of an adventure would that be? Instead we opted to sail there which took us about three and a half hours and we didn't change tack once! Beautiful sail, on some of the flattest seas I've seen in the Monterey Bay, with a remarkable 10 knots of breeze. The teens and the small one kept themselves entertained the whole way by singing goofy songs, having peanut wars with the adults, swapping stories and just relaxing (as seen in the inset photo). A thoroughly great time. On Sunday we weren't quite so lucky with the wind and got headed a little off course back to Santa Cruz, which put us at Capitola. With 20 knots and gusts we ended dropping the jib and motor sailing the last 40 minutes into the harbor. Overall, I was so impressed with Mason's buddy Tyler. He was a joy to have as a guest and we wish he was onboard more often as we seem to get a lot more labor out of Mason when he is! Thinking back, the sailing was just amazingly fun and reminded me of why we live this crazy lifestyle we do and put up with all the heartache and stress. Those moments when we are under sail, with beautiful wind and seas....priceless moments.
Leave a Reply.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.