Sunday, September 7, 2008
Our stay in California has been exciting and full of adventure - so much to do in the San Francisco Bay Area and we did a lot!
Our first year, we lived in an apartment while awaiting our live aboard status. We had forgotten how easy it was to live in an apartment - no chores. We were supposed to be working on the boat in all of our spare time, but were easily distracted by fun things. Oh well!
May, 2001 - we moved aboard Moondance - it was a very easy transition, but involved squishing all of our belongings into a 42 foot boat. We did great, but had a little overflow that went to storage.
We were fortunate to end up at Marina Village Yacht Harbor's Gate 11. This was a perfect place for us - we just didn't know it. We originally thought we wanted to be at Gate 8, but were wrong. Gate 11 has lots of boaters that are either getting ready to go cruising, have gone cruising, or just love the boating life. We have made some great friends and have had lots of wonderful times. This is a very social group and we fit right in. Plus, we have learned so much from their adventures. Better than subscribing to all of those magazines - these are real life experiences.
Gate 11 has regularly scheduled parties, like the Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, Christmas Progressive Dinner party, plus the Junk sale and BBQ. Plus, we throw impromptu happy hours, BBQs, and other fun stuff.
If you are ever in the area, stop by and say "Hi" to the Gate 11 gang. They will make you feel right at home!