S/V Jean Anne

19 October 2018
30 September 2018
02 September 2018
24 August 2018 | Neah Bay, Washington
18 August 2018
15 July 2018
02 June 2018
24 April 2018
08 April 2018
03 April 2018
18 March 2018 | Baja California Sur
03 March 2018
26 February 2018 | Tacoma, WA.
24 February 2018 | Tacoma, WA.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

30 September 2018
A lot has happened since we last blogged! On Sept. 12th we left Crescent City and sailed further South 288nm to San Francisco, along with our buddy boat friends Brad and Sonni aboard S/V Luego. This meant another overnight passage through thick fog, dodging both commercial shipping and fishing boats that love to zig and zag in unpredictable patterns. In the end, it was worth it, as we were greeted by the wonderful sight of the Golden Gate bridge. We bucked a bit of current there and continued over to Richmond.

Time in San FranSan Fran

We spent several days in the Bay area, visiting with our friend Greg and taking the BART tram over to downtown San Francisco for some exploring. We also met up with my Aunt Carrie, which was fun, and we replaced the boat's primary anchor rode with 275' of HT 5/16" chain. (I ordered 300', but 275' is what ended up getting delivered - such is life).

Half Moon BayGoodbye, San Francisco

We then said goodbye to San Francisco and sailed down to Half Moon bay (Pillar Point) for more adventuring, before then continuing over to Capitola, which borders Santa Cruz. Capitola is a wonderful little town...with the exception of their mooring balls. We spent two sleepless nights getting tossed around the boat each night and made a run for the dinghy dock at first light. I'm told others have had better experience on these moorings and it was the only downside to visiting this fun little town.

Santa CruzSanta Cruz

We did spend the good part of a day in Santa Cruz with Brad and Sonni. Even though the boardwalk was mostly closed on weekdays, we still had a blast checking out the pier and hit up the pirate-themed 18-hole putt putt course, which was a big highlight of this stopover.

Monterey Bay AquariumMonterey Bay Aquarium

After two nights in Capitola/Santa Cruz, we sailed South across the bay to the Monterey Bay and explored their must-see aquarium. It made us all think about just what was going on underneath our boats as we sail. After a further couple of days in Monterey, we sailed overnight to Morro Bay, along with S/V Luego and another Seattle area buddy boat S/V Soulstice, with Stephen and Jen. We are currently tied up at the Morro Bay yacht club and are looking forward to more fun adventures here, which we will tell you all about very soon!! =)
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Vessel Name: Jean Anne
Vessel Make/Model: Lord Nelson 35
Hailing Port: Tacoma, WA.
Crew: Steve, Chelsea, and Monkey
Home Page: http://www.svjeananne.com
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