Hurry up and wait
16 November 2011 | San Diego, CA
It seems that we have been hurrying up to get somewhere and then waiting for one reason or another before we are able to move on. In some instances it is because of the weather but in this case it is for all the paperwork to be completed on the sale of the Tayana. We were hoping that everything would be completed by early this week but it is now Wednesday and there has been slight delay due to weather somewhere slowing the delivery of paperwork. This time is isn't weather on our side keeping us from moving forward but weather elsewhere. Guess we just can't get away from it.
Over the weekend we were anchored in La Playa in San Diego. It poured on Saturday and we didn't even leave the boat. When Kevin went to pump out the rain from the dinghy on Sunday morning there was so much in the bottom that he had to stand on the seat to keep from getting his feet wet but thankfully the weather had cleared and was beautiful.
In the anchorage on Sunday there was a Sabot Regatta. Sabots are about 7 feet long and can zip all over the place. They are very popular in Southern California and used in a lot of the junior programs to teach sailing. This particular regatta was a senior division. We were told that a few of the racers were well into their 80's. There was a great competition going on with a couple of the older women (above picture) that was very fun to watch play out with one of them winning the overall race.
In addition to watching the Sabot race from front row seats right off KIST, we took the dinghy and went about 5 miles to watch some of the America Cup race which is here for a about 10 days. You would think it would be exciting to watch from waterside but the safety zone was huge and boats were kept back so far that there really wasn't much to see. The Sabot races were way more fun to watch!
While waiting for paperwork to be completed we've gone into consumer overload and spent more money in 2 days then we've spent in a month. I think we need to get back on the water and away from stores or at least get to Mexico where most things are supposed to be less expensive if they have it available.
Our next stop is Ensenada where we check into Mexico and begin to use our newly learned Spanish--all 50 words or so. I've plastered post it notes all over with various words so that throughout the day I see them and am reminded to practice. Some words come easier than others and I'm always amazed when I can't remember what would appear to be simple. Oh well, we should pick up the learning pace as we are surrounded with the language--I hope.