We were looking for some serious beach time and somewhere to go for a shakedown cruise of the boat. So our first sail out of San Diego was 30 nm north from Point Loma to Oceanside.

Toes in the sand in Oceanside

Toes in the sand in Oceanside

The trip was around 6 hours from Point Loma motor sailing since the wind was on our nose the entire time. We could have driven there in under an hour but that would be missing the point 🙂 And I got to experience my first encounter with a pod of dolphins. They converge on the boat swimming under and beside it. They like to play with the bow of the boat dodging back and forth. Sorry no pictures. I was too excited watching the show!

The shake down trip went well. About 10 miles out of Oceanside we lost our GPS on the chart plotter. Not cool when you are coming in to a harbor for the first time. Our backup is our IPAD and we were able to get that operational. In the meantime Gary pulled off the electrical panel jiggled some wires and the GPS mysteriously came back up. So hunting down a loose wire is on our to-do-list.

Sereno in Oceanside Harbor

Sereno in Oceanside Harbor


We arrived just in time for happy hour!

We arrived just in time for happy hour!


Sunset

Sunset


Our neighbor let me drive  his 35 foot trawler today down our narrow channel.  I'm glad no warships were on the move!

Our neighbor, Jim, let me drive his 35 foot trawler today down our narrow channel. I’m glad no warships were on the move! Interesting fellow. Former Marine who for the last 40 years has worked for Hollywood flying his C123 airplane for movies like Air Force One and Terminal Velocity to name a few. His real business though is doing parachute payload research for NASA and the military.

Fair winds
Cindy

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