s/v Solstice

John and Shirlee's incredible adventure

10 December 2009 | Cartagena, Spain
11 October 2007 | Long Beach, CA
10 October 2007 | Long Beach, CA
08 October 2007 | Lala land
07 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
06 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
04 October 2007
04 October 2007
03 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
02 October 2007
30 September 2007
27 September 2007 | Morro Bay, CA
25 September 2007
23 September 2007
22 September 2007
20 September 2007 | Monterey, CA
18 September 2007 | Monterey, CA
15 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
14 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
12 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA

Leaving Monterey

22 September 2007
The southerly winds held on longer than first predicted, but it looks like we'll be able to leave Monterey tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Rather than sailing all night, we're going to try to find an anchorage south of Big Sur. There are a couple noted in the cruising guide we have. Or if we make good time, we could get as far as San Simeon tomorrow. I've adjusted the cruising plan to give us a two-day passage.

I've enjoyed our time in Monterey. The weather has been good except for today. Yesterday we got the dinghy motor fixed (we think). While that was being done, we drove on up to Moss Landing and found Resolution. We were glad to see that her new owner is taking pretty good care of her. She looks pretty small, though, now that we're used to Solstice. We also drove down to Carmel and did the 17 Mile Drive. It's fun to see how the rich people live. We even stopped and had a drink at the bar at the Lodge, a first for us.
Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Make/Model: Sceptre 41
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA, USA
Crew: John Forbes and Shirlee Smith
About: Our crew is Märzen (our miniature dachshund) and whoever else is aboard at the moment, if anyone. We welcome friends and family to join us as crew for specific legs of our voyage or to visit at a destination.
Extra: We left San Francisco May 1, 2006, on our proposed 10-year voyage, now reduced to five years due to the economic crisis. Visit our home website for photos, more words, and links.
Home Page: http://www.svsolstice.com


Who: John Forbes and Shirlee Smith
Port: San Francisco, CA, USA