Monthly Archives: October 2011

Return of the Sea Beast

“Grab the gaff! … and a club!” We’ve been catching a LOT of kelp. Everywhere we’ve gone we keep hearing about how great the fishing is. The Channel Islands had reports of schools of tuna in 40ft of water, Catalina … Continue reading

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Bear Mace Bear Maze

“Naw, that’s not nearly enough!” “Three bears is plenty, you want to make sure you can still get out of the maze!” We’re in San Diego and we’ve just finished painting the deck (another story there). Everyone’s pretty tired again. … Continue reading

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Point Conception: check.

Point Conception certainly has built up a reputation. Cruising guides, internet forums, blog posts (including this one) all have the same quote: “Point Conception: Cape Horn of the West Coast”. Obviously the conditions aren’t anywhere near as treacherous as Cape … Continue reading

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Sea Beast

“What on earth is that noise?”. It sounded like someone had just turned on a dentist’s drill in the cockpit. It was 4am, and we reluctantly got (back) up to check it out. We’d just had a rough nights sleep, … Continue reading

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Painted Cave

They’re all yelling at me. I backpaddle, trying to decide what to do next, but the white noise caused by hundreds of voices screaming together prevents me from sorting anything out. More out of desperation than anything, I yell at … Continue reading

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Sign up for spot!

You may have noticed that every once and a while our location gets posted to facebook. You also may have noticed that the last two weeks have been a bit sparse on the updates. Had I not messed up the … Continue reading

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Monterey Anchor Troubles, in three acts

First, a couple definitions: mooring (ball) – a large metal ball with a hook in it that floats in a harbor, usually arranged in big rectangular grids, used for tying off for the night stern – the rear of the … Continue reading

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