Posts in category California

We’re Headed back to Fiji!! Wit...

Bula Bula Amigos! Hope all is well out there. After a whirlwind four months in the States we have accomplished our primary mission of obtaining professional yachting qualifications so it’s high time to hop a flight back to the land of warm trades and warmer smiles! We are flying back to Fiji via Australia at the beginning of March and w [...]

Checklist DONE! Mexico Here We Come!

Checklist DONE!  Mexico Here We Come!
Hey everyone – hope all is well!  We have been crazy busy getting Ellie all fixed up and ready for the next leg!  In the past week we have: 1) Fixed the water maker (Huge thanks to Rich with Cruise RO for coming down to SD TWICE with parts and making sure we are 100% operational before we head south!  Thanks Rich!), 2) We installed a n [...]

Struck Gold at the Fishing Day!

Struck Gold at the Fishing Day!
We are still thoroughly enjoying San Diego!  We attended the fishing tackle sale and seminars at Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego today and it was a blast!  They had deep discounts on fishing gear and a bunch of free fishing seminars on offshore fishing, trolling, etc.  We had to take advantage! The short story is that we arrived with t [...]

We’re Caught in a Hurricane!! ...

We’re Caught in a Hurricane!!  (for Halloween)
Hey Everyone – We have been having a blast here in San Diego!  We have met a bunch of new friends, biked all over the city, listened to great live music, attended free cruising seminars, crashed the Baja HaHa parties and found numerous ways to quickly burn our cruising kitty! Yesterday we attended the Baja HaHa send off party at West Ma [...]

We’re in San Diego – But ...

We’re in San Diego – But It’s Cold?!?!
Hey all – We made it safely into San Diego harbor last night and are anchored in the ‘cruisers anchorage’ on the east side of Shelter Island.  We are joking that we brought SF Bay weather with us because it’s cold and overcast here (high of 63)!  The friendly authorities that boarded us for an official ‘inspectio [...]

Under Way for San Diego!

Under Way for San Diego!
Good morning  from aboard Ellie.  We are under way for San Diego and expect to be in protected waters before dusk.  We pulled anchor at 0430 early this morning.  The conditions are calm and Alyssa just whipped up a delicious breakfast, her famous huevos rancheros. We’re about to lose our internet signal, but we thought we’d check [...]

Cabrillo Harbor, Catalina – I s...

Cabrillo Harbor, Catalina – I speared a Huge Fish!!
– – Here are a couple posts I made while swinging on the hook this week on the north east side of Catalina.  We are back in Two Harbors for a cruisers weekend event, anchored in little fisherman’s cove.  Hope everyone is having a great Friday!! – – October 16, 2013 CabrilloHarbor, Santa Catalina Island, CA, USA E [...]

Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove
October 15, 2013 Pirates Cove, Santa Catalina Island, CA, USA I awoke this morning to the gentle rocking of Ellie in the slight west swell that wraps around the Casino breakwater on the north side of AvalonHarbor.  I think Ellie was getting a little restless being on a mooring for almost a week now; I know I was.  I made some breakfast and sa [...]

Hangin’ with the Rich and Famou...

Hangin’ with the Rich and Famous in Avalon on Catalina Island!
Well, after riding out the rain storm in Cat Harbor we decided a change of scenery was in order so today we motored around the island and caught a mooring ball in Avalon for the week!  It’s absolutely beautiful here!  There is so much action it’s a bit of sensory overload.  There is a jazz festival going on this weekend so the moo [...]

Anchored in Sunny Santa Catalina Isla...

Anchored in Sunny Santa Catalina Island – Swell Free At Last!!
Hey all, we are moored in Santa Catalina in Catalina Harbor on the south west side of the island. We arrived early this morning after a 22 hour overnight passage from Forney’s Cove on the west side of Santa Cruz Island, a total distance of 88 nautical miles.  We made it to 33 degrees north!!  After trying our hardest to find a decent an [...]

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