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The cold front is acoming!
Donna / Sunny but only for today
23 February 2011 | La Playa, Glorietta bay and A-9, San Diego
We're back in A-9 which is the closest anchorage to the airport. Our kids come in for a week's visit tonight. Last weekend we put down two anchors to keep up with 40 knots of wind in La Playa. We actually had 96 hours there due to the long weekend. San Diego is very touchy about where and for how long you can anchor in the bay. The week before we used our 72 hours up at Glorietta Bay which is close to the famous Hotel del Coronado. The Coronado Yacht Club let us use their facilities so we had hot showers and laundry done!

The 'Del' is so beautiful, look up http://www.hoteldel.com/History.aspx to see more about it. The island has a cute museum that was within walking distance as well. Then we pulled out the bikes and rode over 20 miles on the nice flat bike path provided. My one picture doesn't do the 'Del" justice.

With being in California, some of our new cruising friends knew the couple on Quest who were killed and others even knew the Seattle couple. This is such a tragedy and we hope it will be stopped. We watched the four military ships take off yesterday and even Somalia officials want the US to 'step in' and I hope we do.

We sailed the same waters in 1993 and we did try to stay with a small flotilla to ward off pirates. We heard of some incidents then but it's only gotten worse. We're glad to stay out of that troubled area. We have at least four yachts reporting out of Mexico and nothing violent is happening around the yachties so our plan is still to head down maybe the end of March if Allstate comes through soon. We are STILL waiting on them to finalize the structure allowance so we can start the reconstruction!
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