"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

Saturday, April 30, 2011

San Simeon Cruise Snafoo

Well, we left the dock in primo shape this morning.  The bay was calm.  Galley stocked with everything for a BBQ overnighter . . . Captain and First Mate hyped with Birthday energy.  The Captain is 38 years old today!  Nothing better than a weekend overnighter!  Cell phones stowed.  Pager and laptop left at home.

We got to the harbor mouth and saw some chop, but kept going.  After about an hour slogging it out, I looked over to the quiet Captain and found him pale and turning green.  I had popped a Dramamine about 20 minutes earlier and I offered one to the Captain.  He took it reluctantly.

Later, I said, "Is this the way you want to spend your birthday?"  He thought for a couple minutes and said, "I don't think so.  We're going back." 

All and all, we were out 3 hours.  We stretched our comfort zones.  We broke in the new boom.  We slept off the Dramamine in the bay.  The rest of the Birth Day is going much better.  Even without seeing San Simeon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Morro Bay to San Simeon

This weekend we are sailing to San Simeon for an overnighter with the Yacht club.  It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Morro Bay to San Simeon which means it will probably take 4 hours to sail it.

I have to look up our provisions list from the Zongo Cup in order to get everything prepared for two days on the ocean blue.  There are lots of left over hard-boiled eggs from Easter so I know those will be on the provisions list this time around!

Galley Provisions:
half & half
hard boiled eggs
carrot sticks
snap peas
french bread
olive oil

hot water maker
propane for BBQ

Monday, April 25, 2011

Finally! A New (Old) Boom

The long sailing hiatus of Training Wheels is finally coming to an end! No more having to be satisfied with motor cruises and BBQs on the bay. We found a replacement boom last week.

Lynn Meissen from the yacht club called the First Mate to inform her of a couple of derelict boats slated for removal in Morro Bay.  The First Mate immediately dropped what she was doing and headed over to the dock to check it out!  What did she find, but an old Coronado 25 in pretty poor shape.  Lucky for Training Wheels, it's boom looked great. Problem solved.

Already got it primed and the first coat of paint on just in time for an overnight sail with 4 other boats this weekend to San Simeon. Can't wait for another adventure. Should have an interesting post when we get back.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Opening Day 2011

Today was Opening Day Ceremonies for the Morro Bay Harbor.  Receiving Line and Three Gun Salute were followed by a race in the bay.