Blog friends and Catalina
26 October 2010 | planet earth
Last night I met Rich Boren from S/V Third Day, the Boren Family, Rich, Lori, Jason and Amy have been inspirational to me as I have been following their blog for the past 8-9 months. The Boren's have been cruising Mexico for the past two years and the information I have been able to gather from them has been invaluable. I look forward to meeting them in foreign waters some day soon.
Tomorrow I will be leaving for a sailing/diving trip to Catalina with my friend Mark Burrows on his boat S/V Jennifer K. Mark is a hard core sailor and wants to try and sail all the way there, you need to know that our prevailing winds here in Southern Cal are right on your nose going to Catalina making a direct path impossible, most of the time we motor sail most/all of the way there. The plan is we will sail to San Clemente Island, anchor overnight and then sail to Catalina this will keep us on a good point of sail(maybe). San Clemente is an island used by the U.S. Navy as a target range (nice) they have a website that tells you what part of the island they'll be bombing that day and where you are allowed to anchor. Tomorrow there is one little tiny place where we will be able to anchor...so it looks like most of the island will be used for target practice that night. Lets hope those smart bombs are all working properly, if not we'll just hail them on 16.