Monthly Archives: August 2015

Life Sucks if You are an Anchovy in Monterey…

Despite the major die off of anchovies in the marina here yesterday, there are still large number of them swimming around the marina.  There are still lots and lots of things eating them. The birds are busy eating dead stinky … Continue reading

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Up the Food Chain in Monterey Harbor

This post was going to be about the sail we took out of the harbor yesterday to catch some fish. So I could brag about catching right where and when I expected. Which I did. Cute, eh?  But more interesting … Continue reading

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How Do You Steer?

I doubt is is possible for a shorthanded crew to hand steer a yacht 24 hours a day, for 2 weeks. Even if possible, it is certainly not my idea of fun. Fortunately, we have three ways to steer our … Continue reading

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My Worry Now Has a Name….

The storm forecast I was worried about is now known as Hurricane Jimena.  The forecast hasn’t changed, it is supposed to become a major storm in the next few days.  So I am feeling quite smart about my decision to … Continue reading

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Dodge ’em…

What good is a weather forecast more than a week out?  Not much…  but that is a bit different than worth nothing at all. The National Weather Service computer models run out for 14 days.  Anything past 5 days is … Continue reading

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SF -> Santa Cruz -> Monterey

A beautiful sail down the coast.  Winds from behind almost all the way, and except for a short calm coming into Santa Cruz, between 8 and 20 knots the whole time. The Breakwater Cove marina in Monterey is a great … Continue reading

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Like a Squirrel Crossing the Freeway

Almost like they didn’t want us to leave… San Francisco is a busy port, not busy like New York, or Los Angeles, but busy.  Despite that, you can sail most of a day in San Francisco Bay and not see … Continue reading

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