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Travelling s/v Afrita
Jackie Adams

Well, Jonathan got work in Mill Valley at a hardware store. He's really thrilled and so am I. It's 40 hours a week and he enjoys helping people. I have learned to start and drive the dinghy, get off the boat and back on without help, dock at the various dinghy docks, and am altogether the independent lady once more. It feels so good.

We have had a string of spectacular days weatherwise. We know it can't last much longer because fall is upon us, but it has been wonderful. We also think there is a slip available, and will talk to the Harbormaster on Sunday and hopefully get in there by the first of the month if not sooner. It's not a good idea to ride the winter winds in the anchorage - or so we've been told by many locals.

Again, we would not be here if it weren't for the support of our friends and there's no words to express our thanks. Will be signing in later after we find out about the moorage. Take care all --


We are still in Sausalito and can't say that we're doing all that well. There is NO work and we are in the anchorage. The motion of the anchorage gets to be really challenging. It's a busy little place, and that's fun. Otherwise, plan to winter here, and are hoping work will finally happen. We have plans for our tax refund in January, and hope to get some work and replacement parts for the engine, as well as new batteries, including a new bank. Generator is doing it's job and the systems certainly work. Power is EVERYTHING.

The weather has been superb and we got a long range antenna to allow for internet at the anchorage. Love it. Take care all and be in touch.

Arrival at Destination
Jackie Adams
09/10/2010, Sausalito

We went under the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday, Sept 1st. It was monumental and awesome and we were so happy to see our destination. The weather was superb and there was no other traffic. Except on the radio we heard that someone had jumped. Fortunately we didn't see it. Anyway, now the adventure of finding jobs awaits us. We were fortunate that friends of Leon from Coos Bay were alerted to our arrival and arranged for temporary mooring at their yacht club in Coos Bay. Alan and Elizabeth are fantastic and embody the spirit of cruisers.

So, we are anchored in Sausalito and have been wandering the streets and taking advantage of the library and free WIFI. Life is a little hectic and we are desperate to get to work. It's a little scary, but I guess we'll manage, as we usually do. More on the work adventure as it unfolds.

09/18/2010 | S/V Tender Spirit
Good to see you made it to a great place to winter! Congrats on a new cruising adventure!!!!

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