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

I should have left 15 minutes earlier

29 May 2013 | Port San Luis
Admiral Lori
I should have left 15 mins earlier when I saw the boat start to turn. It was calm with barely a breath of wind. My plan was to leave then but I was in the middle of doing things so I thought I would just watch a little longer... Bad move. In the time it took me to finish and gather my things up there were white caps all took me 10-15 mins tops. Luckily, they were not big yet so I stayed relatively dry on the way in. As I was approaching the landing I was making loud noises to get the huge bull sea lion to jump off. There were multitudes of tourists watching. The blasted sea lion would not budge. I had to ram the landing with the dingy not one time...but 3 times before he jumped off. Since I was in a rubber boat I just bounced off and he tourists seemed more amused than irritated at me so that was good. I then dropped off my bags on the landing to go tie up the dingy. There was another dingy there but it was cross tied to the closer buoy and the farther ladder. How does that help me with my shorter line on the stern? It doesn't. I tied to the closer buoy and made 3 attempts at getting to the closer ladder but I kept getting blown off. I then figured I could cross tie as well and use the other dingy to pull myself to the farther ladder. I retied the stern line to the handle so it would be a little longer, motored to the other dingy, killed the motor, and pulled up to the ladder as the other dingies line got caught on the oars, the motor, and anything else that was sticking up in my dingy. After getting untangled, I climbed the ladder and tied off the painter. I went and got my stuff off of the landing before the huge sea lion came back. While I was looking down on the dingy I saw the the rope from the other dingy was tight and rubbing our dingy. Drats. The wind was only going to get stronger and it could actually cause some chafing. So, I went back down and adjusted the painter. It looked ok for a minute and then the dingies went back to the same position. So I went down again and untied it and hoped the painter was long enough to walk it to the other ladder. At this point a nice German couple asked if I needed assistance. I told them I was fine but they stayed around just in case. I figure that I must not have looked too calm and collected at that point. I climbed back down the ladder once again and got the very end of the painter. I went back up and walked it over and climbed down the other ladder and tied it off. The dingies were no longer touching/rubbing each other. As I climbed up the nice German couple moved my bags to the other ladder. I thanked them and then walked to my car. I went ahead and went out on the walk that I had planned to do even though I had already gotten my work out for the day. Today I am going to stick around the boat.
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
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 2
Images of one of our favorite anchorages
11 Photos
Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
10 Photos
Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
4 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
5 Photos
Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
7 Photos
Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
6 Photos
Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
3 Photos
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