...we continue our bounce between anchorage and harbor. We are back in the harbor for a few days, this time I was rather anxious to pull anchor as we had a new neighbor move in next door on the anchorage and they were camped right on top of us. I'm totally confused by this....with ALL that space, why would they set anchor just over a boat length away??? I was chatting with Anna in the harbor (who has done a great deal of cruising over the years) and she just nodded and said it has happened to them many times. It just seems so odd... I mean, that is one of the reasons I enjoy being on the hook...the privacy. So we decided it was a good time to go in and fill and empty all the tanks again.
The kids always enjoy being in the harbor. Mason's first order of business is to grab a burrito from the Palomar. Loren likes talking to all the locals...endlessly...and they both enjoy the calm. Elliot is currently off at Uncle Todd's attending sailing camp through Morro Bay Yacht Club which Mason attended last year. I'm sure he's a rock start in the making.
Keith had an epiphany this week and realized that, other then our jaunt down the coast, we hadn't sailed at all this year. While he goes off to work and teaches sailing on all these fancy plastic boats (Catalina's, Beaneteau's etc) we tend to just go day-to-day living and forgeting that we have this big beautiful boat that we live on...and it actually sails. So we invited the Gardner's down for a short jaunt out on the bay this past weekend. Turned out to be a great day for a sail, flat water and mild winds let us put up a Genoa that we'd never tried out before. It reminded me of the 'Whomper' from the movie Wind (and yes....I realize I'm totally dating myself with that comment!). We had a lovely time until we got a little too far offshore and the swells got a wee bit big then we had some quesy tummies and we decided to head back in. We managed to tuck back into the flat calm and tummies settled enough for my nephew to smile once again. Good news was that not a single one of my boys got a sick tummy...guess they have their sea legs!
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.