Which way north??
03 March 2013 | Cherry Cove, Catalina Island
Wow! Just over two years since our last entry on this blog, and we couldn't be happier than to be able to say we're on our way again!!
We sailed out of Oxnard on March 1st around noon-time with a lot less hoopla than our last departure but a lot more gratitude and appreciation tucked in our hearts. We had a wonderful evening of goodbyes the night before with Trev, Star and our precious grandbaby, Dax, who seems to love being on BLUE! Donna and Steve, our live-aboard buddies of two years, joined us too, and I felt quite tearful when Steve said there would be a hole in the soul of A dock when Blue left :(
God is good as ever, and the weather was perfect as we made our way to Smugglers Cove for our first night and then on to Cherry Cove yesterday. The seals and dolphins were plentiful, the salty air smelled so familiarly good as it splashed around our bow... we couldn't stop grinning.
Our plans are confusing to most but we think we have it figured out: for now we are gunk-holing our way down to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico, over the next two weeks. BLUE will be loaded onto YachtPath in Ensenada and shipped to Victoria, Canada, where our friend from Nordic V, Blake, will meet and help Nev take her over to Annacortes, WA. After celebrating Dax's first birthday on April 16th we'll be on the road to Washington driving our Daziblu... we hope to set sail for Alaska May 1st from Annacortes.
The first chapter of our new adventure has finally begun... we welcome you to come along with us for the ride!