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

Avalon Adventures

21 September 2007 | Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
After squeezing out of the Marina Del Rey slip like a bad zit, we headed for the small town of Avalon on Catalina Island. Avalon has been the playground of the Rich and Famous for decades, and we were determined to show them how the Poor and Unknown do things.

Nancy spoke of the USCG boarding, so I won't. What I will speak of is how Avalon is NOT the place to be during a southerly storm. The entire California coast was hit by an "unseasonable" weather system, during which thunder, lightening, flash-floods, and water-spouts (!) were all forecast. I know they were forecast, because I was listening to the forecast in the 2 am this morning. We were bouncing around pretty good on our mooring ball, and I wanted to be close to the action in case we, or anyone close by, broke loose. In the end all was fine, though I did witness several close-calls and a few good saves.

So, today is Friday, September 21st. Not only is it my folks' anniversary (Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad), but it is also Madeleine's 8th Birthday. Though its still a bit snotty outside, we'll go to shore in a bit to grab a bite, and play miniature golf. After that, back to Meridian for cake and presents. She's been looking forward to her b-day for weeks (who doesn't?), and we're not about to let a few water-spouts ruin her fun.
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA