Thursday, October 11, 2018


We've noticed for some time now some cement cracks on our dock were getting larger. On my last visit to our boat this is what I found....

Thankfully neither of the boats were impacted by the self-imploding dock.

Monday, October 1, 2018


How sweet it is: good friends, a beautiful day, a sail boat and a warm breeze. Mix it all together and you have a wonderful afternoon. Captain Cabo and Senora Debbie joined us for a very enjoyable afternoon on the water. The simple life is muy, muy bueno.

The two capts.

Defying death once again a happy crew at the end of the day.

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Whitefish tacos coming up.

JR untangling a fouled anchor line.

Back at Willow Cove, Catalina Island.

Friday, September 21, 2018


It's been six years since this crew completed the Baja Ha Ha and the first time to take up another challenge, a passage to San Clemente Island. This is the 5th channel island out of eight that SV Serenity Now has made an overnight visit. Lying 60 miles from Dana Point the passage took us around 8-9 hours. We settled in at Pyramid Cove, aka "The Garage".  The fishing was excellent and the weather was too. After two nights at SC Island we sailed to Catalina and anchored at Willow Cove for another two nights. All in all, we traveled 140 miles, had plenty of time together to catch up, and to summarize in one word, the journey was "epic".

First time at San Clemente Island.

Look closely, this skipjack had plenty of anchovies in its stomach when we were filleting it. 

The crew L to R: The capt, El Jeffe, The Ranger and JR.

Willow Cove has become our go-to spot on the front side of Catalina.

Monday, September 10, 2018


We had a get-together with Pete and Paige from the MV Pageant for Pete's 80th B-Day. To say he's an inspiration is an understatement. Keep truckin' Pete.

Our view from the slip for Pete's birthday celebration.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


With August coming to a close, it was a perfect time spend a few nights at anchor aboard Serenity Now. Our first night was spent at Danalina in our home port. Early next morning it was off to Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach for the day. It's a wide-open cove and we enjoyed a relaxing day there. We traveled north from Laguna to spend the night in Newport Bay, truly a boaters' paradise. Nice little get-a-way, what day is it anyways?

Dana Point

The Admiral on watch in Newport

This will get ya thru until dinner time

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Two of Cal Poly's finest and brightest, Bronco Brian and Crewman Chris, joined the capt for an afternoon on the water. Brian is CP's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Chris is an Associate AD. We put the "Learn By Doing" concept into play as the visiting crewmen spent most of their time at the helm. Unexpectedly and serendipitously, we saw a spout on the horizon and we were able to track a humpback and a host of dolphins for a while. I'll post the whale video when Chris sends it. What a day!

Crewman Chris signaling for an inside fast ball.