Month: October 2016

San Diego

On Wed October 12 we left Dana Point at 0400hrs (4:00am) hoping to make it as far as Mission Bay just north of San Diego before sunset.  The weather was perfect, 20 knots from the north propelling us southward at 6 knots with all white sails flying full.  Our buddy-boat, Nightide was within visual all […]

Out on parole?

Whilst living ashore, 7 hours of sleep is quite sufficient for me.  After a particularly busy day, or maybe after a day outdoors with lots of fresh-air, 8 hours is preferable, sometimes even a bit more given exceptional circumstances.  It has been quite concerning however to note that this cruising lifestyle has changed sleep patterns […]

The Quest for Warmer Weather!

(Please click pics for full-size images) Decision made!  Tomorrow Mayaluga is going south, Nightide is going to Santa Barbara.  We chatted about the strategy with Ian and Helen on VHF channel 79 and also on the HF SSB radio on 4.146Mhz.  In broad terms we will meet up on Tuesday  11th at Dana Point. It […]

Bye Bye To Morro, To Morro

(Please click pics for full size images) Morro Bay has been a great refuge during a week of windy and very unsettled weather. After enjoying the town’s laid-back environment, spotty or no internet connections, but great hospitality and their annual festival, fireworks display which was as good as Victoria July 1st, we finally decided on […]

Morro Bay, CA

After a short sail from San Simeon, Nightide and Mayaluga arrived in Morro Bay on Tuesday, September 27th.   Located south of San Francisco and north of Los Angeles, the economy of Morro Bay is a combination of fishing fleet and tourism.  A PG&E plant, recognizable from miles away with its 3 tall stacks, stands idle […]

Chacala – our new favourable place!

If we ever decide to do a land-based trip to Mexico, Chacala would be the perfect destination.    Here there is no “Disney-ritz”, no high-rises, just a simple little town with beautiful Mexican families, a small corner-store, and some rental villas.  The population cannot be more than a couple of hundred at most.  On the […]