17 January 2011 | Glorietta Bay
I've been over in Glorietta Bay (pic at sunrise) since Friday morning, I'm not sure if I've mentioned before how much I love Glorietta Bay...but this weekend reinforced any doubts I may have had. The air temps have been in the mid to high 70's, Saturday I went for a great sail with a new potential crew member and Sunday I got to take in some football. They only let you anchor here three days a week, so in a few minutes I'll be weighing (hoisting) my anchor and heading back to my mooring ball (poor me).
I know that there are probably a lot of side bets going around about how long Steve would last living on a mooring ball...it may be time to pay up as I have slid into mooring life pretty well. I originally thought that I would return to a marina sometime around the first of February so as to have a little break from this difficult life before leaving on my cruise. Although I am going to have to have a slip for a few days to get some small projects done, I am now thinking that I will stay on my ball until I leave, I am now feeling that it is actually going to be easier to do final preparations for my trip from the ball...especially once I sell my truck, which will be the first time in almost 40 years that I won't own a car.