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

Marina Del Rey

08 October 2007 | Lala land
The first thing we did when we got here around 4:00 this afternoon was wash the boat. When we loaded the dinghy onto the foredeck last night, we noticed that we were leaving tracks in the dirt. That Santa Ana wind blew dust and dirt all over. We're far from fastidious about keeping the boat clean, but this was really bad.

The sail down here was uneventful, and we had to motor the whole way. When we went past Malibu, I looked for celebrities, but we were way too far out - probably three miles or more. The biggest excitement was a little sailboat race going on right outside the harbor here. Fortunately, our course was outside the path of the boats.

We've signed up for two nights here before we continue on to Newport Beach. I don't think we'll be tempted to stay longer: they won't give us an access key to the restrooms. We have to go to the office to get access. The office is close, but it seems like grade school.
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: https://www.svsolstice.com