The Vision from Desert Vision

04 March 2013
05 December 2012 | La Paz
02 December 2012 | Isla Partida
28 November 2012 | Isla Espirtu Santo
25 November 2012 | Puerto Balandra
22 November 2012 | Los Muertos
21 November 2012 | Ensenada Los Muertos
20 November 2012 | Bahia Los Frailes
19 November 2012 | Cabo San Lucas
18 November 2012 | Bahia Santa Maria
17 November 2012 | Bahia de Tortugas
08 October 2012 | San Diego
03 October 2012 | Santa Catalina Island
01 October 2012 | Santa Catalina Island
25 September 2012 | Marina del Rey
22 September 2012 | Channel Islands Harbor
17 September 2012 | Santa Barbra
14 September 2012 | Point Conception

San Francisco for a month of R&R

24 July 2012
The fog has lifted
Monday, July 23rd we left Bodega Bay heading for San Francisco at 7:00 acknowledging the predictions of 10ft seas at 11 seconds, light winds from the NW with the seas calming down throughout the day.
What actually happened as soon as we left the bay was this; 10 ft seas square on our beam with 17 to19 knot winds from the SE and right on our nose. After a few hours the wind waves began to build to 2 ft of white capped chop on top of 11 feet of swell. The strange thing was that as we began to turn more southerly to round Point Reyes the winds and chop remained on our nose with the swell on our aft starboard quarter. This phenomenon continued until the wind was almost straight out of the east. This became unbelievably uncomfortable as the winds increased to 27.7 knots and the rigging was howling. The seas became so confused the autopilot was not able to handle it so I began to hand steer almost the entire rest of the trip.
Relieved to reach San Francisco we were too exhausted to put out more canvas to sail under the Golden Gate. We learned our final lesson about trying to meet a time schedule by sail though, and it will be a lesson not forgotten for a long time. Iris has stated “we better start having some better seas and fun or I’m going home”!
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Vessel Name: Desert Vision
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 44 DS
Hailing Port: Portland Oregon
Crew: Michael and Iris Boone
About: Retired and sailing the dream.
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Who: Michael and Iris Boone
Port: Portland Oregon