Sail Meridian

The beginning of our Grand Adventure... or folly... we'll let you know!

20 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
14 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
24 December 2009 | Brisbane, Australia
12 December 2009 | underway
22 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
14 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
07 November 2009 | Ile Uere, New Caledonia
05 November 2009 | Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
21 October 2009 | Aore Island, Vanuatu
19 October 2009 | Peterson Bay, Espirito Santo
09 October 2009 | Espirito Santo
25 September 2009 | Tanna, Vanuatu
11 September 2009 | Vuda Point, Viti Levu, Fiji
13 August 2009 | Navadra, Fiji
24 July 2009 | Malolo Lailai, Fiji
29 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
26 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
10 June 2009 | Savusavu, Fiji
27 May 2009
19 May 2009 | Whangamumu, New Zealand

All dressed up and nowhere to go

02 September 2007 | Morro Bay, CA
Well, Santa Cruz was great, and we really were sad to leave, but we had to get some more miles under the keel. So, after an uneventful overnight passage, we pulled into Morro Bay early Friday morning. We had calm conditions and lifting fog as we crossed the bar into the harbor, but we approached with a fair degree of caution, as this entrance has a reputation of being treacherous at times. There's even a famous picture of a large motor yacht, chartered by George C. Scott, being absolutely overwhelmed by a huge breaking wave at the channel entrance. Though our own crossing was benign, and we didn't have a throng of papperazzi to chronicle our arrival (can't explain that one...), we feel a bit relieved to be in and down.

We tied up to the Morro Bay Yacht Club, which does a good job of serving as a staging area for boats waiting to round Point Arguello and Point Conception to the South. These two points essentially divide Northern and Southern California as far as coastal conditions go, but in the process, produce their own weather effects and have a nasty reputation as "the Cape Horn of the Pacific". Great.

So, we sit and wait for a weather-window that will allow a comfortable passage South. Best guess right now is middle-to-late next week. At least we're not alone...several other cruising boats have found refuge here as well, and we have become quite the rag-tag fleet. Good company always makes the time pass quickly.

Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA