Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Visit from Miss Laura and the "Lip"...

Lovin' life, from this distance I'm normal!

The Lip. OMG!!
Miss Laura checking the sail trim as we sail back to DP Harbor.
It was a light air day for our light air sail. 
Serenity Now has slipped away from her berth again both days this weekend. Saturday, the Admiral and capt had a luncheon sail in light air and overcast but warm weather. Winds were up to 12 knots but variable most of the afternoon. There are no bad days on the water. Sunday we had even less wind than that. Miss Laura and the "Lip", came down from the hills, and joined us for an afternoon on the water that included; laughter, story telling, champagne, lunch, light air, overcast skies, dolphins, pelicans, seals, a brief harbor cruise, sunshine when we reached the dock, and (if I have to say so myself) another great day on the water with good friends. Does it get any better?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Days at the Spa?

Serenity NOW feelin' real good

Our little girl just had two days of professional exterior detailing. That's the equivalent of two days at a spa for you or me. Well, maybe not me. To celebrate, the Admiral and capt took her on an afternoon sail today along the San Clemente coastline to San Onofre. The air was light, the sandwiches were good and the afternoon was delightful.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Good Weekend for Serenity Now

Serenity Now tossed off her dock lines both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. On Saturday, JR ventured down from the south bay. We anchored off Strands in 65 feet of water, rowed the dinghy through the kelp to the inside of the kelp bed, tied off and went snorkeling. The visibility was poor but JR did not disappoint. I think that boy could find a needle in a haystack.

The Admiral and I enjoyed Sunday afternoon on the water, having lunch and watching the San Clemente coastline pass by. Light winds and warm air set the tone for the day. Saddleback Mountain made a perfect backdrop. Santiago Peak means so much more to us now. Summer has finally arrived.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


All of our training and quest to summit Mt. Whitney came crashing down a little over a week ago.  To say we are saddened and disappointed would be a huge understatement.  I still cannot believe it.  Sandy was going to stay with Mom the last week of July and first week of August so we could do the climb. That has been the plan since the first of the year.  Unfortunately she is unable to do so now.  We will be with our team in spirit and WILL climb Mt. Whitney when the time is right.  Good luck to Matt, Tasha, Mark, Tina and Laurent!  Wave to us when you get to the top.