The Log of Indiscipline III
New Years Day Cruise/Race 2008
|Leaving Mission Bay Dec. 31, 2007 into a hazy afternoon, winds
about 10 with seas 2 to 3.
Blowing by a cruising boat.
Starting yet another single handed cruise. I left at 12:15 PM.
|It was a nice run down to Pt. Loma, I was making 5 knots with the jib poled out. Into San Diego Bay around 3 PM and sailed the entire way.|
|Pretty good looking Blue Water boat passed me on the way in.|
|San Diego skyline on the last day of the year. I had to get the motor on if I was going to be anchored before dark.|
|Going under a BIG bridge.|
|Safe and snug in the Glorietta Bay anchorage - 5 hours from Mission Bay.|
|Hotel Del Coronado at night. This was a very protected anchorage but a little rolly because dinner cruise ships came in all night with their New Year's Eve parties.|
|Up at dawn for the first day of 2008. It was 50 degrees
in the cabin when I woke snug under 2 blankets.
Time for some hot coffee!
|Coronado Bridge at dawn. I'm anchored just off a nice little beach with a golf course behind.|
|The first sunrise of 2008
I warmed up, ate some breakfast, read some sea stories, and got anchor up around 9 AM.
I sailed some, and picked up my crew right at 10:30.
|Meeting up with Gary and Mike for the big Race!|
|Pre race sparring with Stars and Stripes. Usually I have lots of race pictures, even though it was very, very light winds I was really tooo busy to take lots of photos.|
|Stars and Stripes USA -11|
|Checking in with the Committee Boat|
|Race action with Wes taking a break from Foredeck duties.|
|Able bodied seaman Mark|
|Heading home solo after very light air race. We finished
7th, just behind Classical Cat. Gary is promising to get a spin or asym, I
want to get out of these non-spin classes and into the real action.
A Point Loma sunset.
|I had to get out of the channel for Carnival Spirit, the very
boat Karen and I will be leaving on for our 25th anniversary cruise in just a month!
We had tickets to go on Oct. 30, our real anniversary, but that was cancelled due to the fires.
Stay tuned for photos from the Mexican Riveria.
|One of the most beautiful sunsets ever. Was it just for me?|
|Indiscipline was making 5 or 6 knots homeward bound very grateful to have 15 knots from the South East.|
|It got dark and I lit the oil lamp, cranked the iTunes, and
pretended I was on a trade wind passage for the South Pacific (except I was in foulies and
cold weather clothes).
Home by 8 PM, I was underway on Jan. 1, 2008 for 11 hours.
I've now sailed 1,591 miles since daylight savings time began in March 2007 - trying to reach 2000 by March 2008.
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