Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
31 May 2016
15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
29 July 2015
17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Adios Port San Luis

01 January 2013 | 3 to 4 Vote for Mexico
Posted By: Live-A-Board Bozo Hobo Rich
It was delayed for weather and circumstance many times, but on the last day of 2012 we dropped our mooring line and left Port San Luis. As we were departing, talked turned to the last time we motored away from Port San Luis back on Sept 28th, 2008. It took us 4 years to come back but this time should be different...right? At the tip of the Port San Luis breakwater we faced our choice. We could turn South, enter radio and blog posting silence and in 13 days be anchored in the La Paz, Mexico estuary before anyone knew what we were up to, OR we could turn North and have our anchor down in Morro Bay by 3PM. The crew was called, the options weighed and secret ballot vote was called using 4 flash cards. An "X" on the card was a vote for Mexico and an "O" was for Morro Bay. With agreement that Mexico needed to be unanimous, the lots were cast and counted. No hanging chads were found and the final tally was 3 votes for Mexico. No time for "cliff-like" negotiations, so Morro Bay here we come.

The story of the trip was the cold. The kids hearing the engine starting reflexively hid below and turned on a DVD for the trip, while Lori and I stayed out in the cockpit enjoying the green mount views and trying to keep warm. The "Princess" as I'm known is now back in an estuary anchorage and folks can remember just how hard it is to pry me out or a calm estuary once I've dug in like a tick. We haven't even been here 24hrs yet and I'm already calling Morro Bay home.

At slack tide today in about 30 minutes, we will pull our anchor and with Jason playing emergency tug boat with the dinghy, we will pull into our slip on the commercial fishing boat dock. Along with the dock lines and fenders, the shore power cord stands ready to light up our AC power panel to give our trusty Honda 2000 generator a rest. 2013 will start off well: continuous hot water for showers and dishes, AC space heaters, and happy batteries in float mode. I've already told Lori that this will be the life of Luxury I promised. Strange, that she doesn't seem as excited as I am, but then again the smell of fish and chip fry grease from the tourist strip 50ft away is more of an aphrodisiac to me than her.

Be determined to make 2013 the year you start what you have always said you would, but never made the time for. Happy New Year.
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 1
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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Created 27 January 2008