Nov 23, 2008

Gourmet Chef Connie Signs on for Another Trip

Now one of our most experienced crewmembers, Connie LaBounty is on again for the California part of the trip south this year. Besides pulling her share of watches, Connie loves to cook and, and the rest of us love it when she does! Great meals make this trip a treat, and the sound you hear is the skipper breathing a huge sigh of relief now that he doesn't have to eat his own cooking - at least on this stretch....

Nov 17, 2008

Preparing to Head South Again

Sea Story sports a new bottom paint job in preparation for another trip to Mexico this winter. She also got a new prop installed during this haul-out at the KKMI Boatyard in Richmond in September.

It just took a couple cool, cloudy days, and Mexico began to look pretty good again! So, now it's official, we're going south, this time a bit later than last year. We should be heading out under the Golden Gate just before, or just after New Year's Day.
The trip down the California coast will be another Tradewinds charter trip divided into two legs; one from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and the other from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The first leg may feature a stop at Morro Bay or San Simeon. The second leg usually lets us stop over at Catalina Island for a quick tour of charming little Avalon. The Tradewinds website (link on this page) should have more information on the price and availability of this trip.
Boat preparation is going well with the new bottom paint job and prop installation, a new anchor windlass, an engine tune-up, and fuel line replacements. There are still a couple more items to attend to, but the old girl is looking pretty good at this point.