Friday, September 25, 2009

Sail On Nate

Today a family of 10 joined the Capt to pay tribute and scatter the ashes of a loved one. There were tears, laughs and wonderful stories about this fine man. Nate loved the water and was an accomplished and competitive sailor. May he rest in peace.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sailor Jerry Joins the Crew

Wow, what'a ride we had this past week. Jackpot and the Capt were joined by Sailor Jerry, El Jeffe and Captain Morgan for the 7th annual Catalina cruise. First night was spent at Button Shell Cove, then it was on to Ripper's and finally Little Geiger. Weather and water was perfect. Another great time on the water.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gettin' Ready for the Annual Catalina Convention of Nesporados

The reunion this year will take place September 15th-21st. Jackpot and The Captain will be reunited with El Jeffe and The Mac Slayer at the Isthmus. The crew is looking forward to a lot of fishin', snorklin', fishin', snorklin', fishin' get the general idea. Preparation this week on Serenity NOW included filling the water and fuel tanks, changing the gear oil, motor oil and spark plug on the outboard, checking the batteries, checking the diesel engine, pumping out the bilge, replacing the heat exchanger zinc, oiling the exterior teak, taking inventory of what's on board, and re-glueing the dinghy seams. The day before we leave will be the final wash down and detail. The Capt will be ready for a few days at the island.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Young Sailors Join The Fun

After the Commander In Chief and Admiral dropped off the crew and pushed us out, we had a leisurely sail down the coast along San Clemente in light winds. Chow was served and all hands eagerly gobbled up their rations. The wind finally came up on our trip back for a brisk sail into the marina.
The weather was so warm, we all enjoyed a picnic dinner at the marina watching the world go by.