Friday, October 17, 2008

Whales, dolphins, seals and otters - oh my!

Our first two days of sailing south have gone very well and we have enjoyed seeing all of the wild life. Our trip from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz was pretty rolly polly and there wasn't any wind for sailing. We kept ourselves busy swatting flies, swabbing the decks, and learning more about our navigation system - everything is working. Doug did a great job!

Santa Cruz is a pretty little harbor and we were very comfortable and met some nice people (even two from Alameda). We were rafted up against another sailboat and the gentleman was very nice to let us crawl all over his boat!

We are leaving Santa Cruz this afternoon and will sail for ~65 hours until we reach Avalon on Catalina Island. This will be quite the adventure for us - our first solo overnighters. So, we will be incommunicado until Monday - unless you want to call our cell phones. It is amazing that they work out on the ocean!

Our Santa Cruz dive bar: Brady's Yacht Club. Check it out if you are in the area.

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