Memorial Day Cruisin’

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Over the weekend, the Searavens enjoyed an overnight cruise out of Santa Cruz.  The boat we had originally reserved was down for maintenance, so Marc gave us a free upgrade to Dropping Anchor, a brand-new Catalina 350.  I think this may be the biggest boat I have skippered.   

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Right outside the harbor, we got rolled by this sweet Ultimate 24, doing nearly twice our speed in the light air.  Thirteen feet of beam is a lot to drag through the water.   We felt a bit better though as they slow-tacked, and revealed their dangling fenders.

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Char shares a mood.  We moored at Capitola and spent the night on the boat after a brief shore leave.

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Lots of wildlife this trip:  otters, porposes, the usual seals and sea lions, and the best treat, a small grey whale feeding just 1/4 mile outside the S.C. harbor entrance.

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photo credit: Char

1 Response to “Memorial Day Cruisin’”


  1. 1 Sophie

    lol char!=]

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