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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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Moments at the Start

I keep realizing, over and over, that this is actually happening. – We get onto Angel Island and we hike up the hill. Elmer, Dralle, Hannah, Erin, Pat look out at the North Bay. Elmer asks, “Is there any reason … Continue reading

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Sendoff

Somehow it didn’t feel real till the goodbyes started. 6 years ago Alex and I sat on a beach in Croatia watching cruising boats go wherever they pleased. 3 years ago I left for Korea with the intention of saving … Continue reading

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The Picture

“Haul in the line! … Wait, no. Let go of the line!”. We had just minutes ago passed under the golden gate, passing around our bottle of rum, toasting each other, the trip, and posing for the picture … which … Continue reading

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Party!

Come join us for a send-off party this coming Saturday on Angel Island. We plan on heading out for the island around 10 am, claiming a handful of grills (right by the ferry terminal) and staying till after the last … Continue reading

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Tick Tock

  God. Why did Nick have to put that timer up on the site? I was having such a nice time imagining that this trip was still some crazy dream. Every time I look at that timer I realize it’s … Continue reading

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