Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 Catch Up with Pura Vida

HHHHUUmmmmmmgh... I don't have an excuse for my typist other than it really is hard to find good help these days. I've been putting the camera in her hands, and fortunately she's taken some pictures this year... But I've been very disappointed in the "sit down computer" part of her job as fur mom to the sailor dog. This will be a quick run though of some of the adventures we've had so far this year to share some of the photos we took. As you probably know, there are many others that are without camera enjoyment - sometimes you do just have to chill....

BYC Cruise - NAPA

Peggy ready to go to Napa...

Spinny wing and wing...

Me - Queen of the world!!!!!! Not really just enjoying the warmth/ and wildlife of the trip to Napa. It was beautiful, we could hear birds chirping the whole way up the river.

Of course, it's always fun to lift the bridge.

Time for playing with Dad

Traffic passing...

Pura Vida at rest. Since her mast was pretty close to the bridge clearance, we just decided to stay on the far side of the bridge and dinghy to the club - I like the dinghy rides anyway. It was very peaceful - we were able to stay at the dock in front of someone's house. We had a great trip up - sailed the whole way, lazily gybing our way up the river....VERY NICE.

Anchors Aweigh Cruise - Richardson Bay

This was supposed to be our first Anchors Aweigh Cruise out to Drake's Bay but the weather was pretty stinky, so we decided to stay in the Gate and hang out at anchor at Richardson Bay and visit Presidio YC - a funky Navy Club that has been threatened to be closed a number of times of the past years.

Since this was a free fishing day and Liz and Kathy were joining us for the weekend (and they are big time fisherwomen) we took advantage and headed out bright and early with the other fishing boats to try our luck at halibut. Unfortunately we didn't have much luck - this is a baby bullfish that we snagged. Kathy got a halibut that threw the hook...but that's it... Ah well, next time....

Tulipe arriving at the anchorage...

Jolanda with her sister Corine (who is cruising here) dropping Lena's anchor.

The gang on Pura Vida's Bow.

the stern gang

Kathy fishing at anchor

Tulipe going out for a sail

Now this feels like cruising - hanging out at anchor with friends in their dinghy's running around visiting - that's what I miss about Mexico.

Heading over to Presidio YC in Horseshoe Cove.

At the guest dock

dock view

BYC cruiser Gang...

Upon return to the marina we were greeted with Chloe Marie on her inaugural sail....

Clipper Cove - Anchors Aweigh - Aug

This was the second Anchors Aweigh Cruise in the BYC and we headed to Clipper cove for a raft up for the afternoon...

London Calling heading over.

Pura Vida's crew....

Greg in Bill's dinghy pulling out another anchor for the raft

Here comes Chloe Marie - a 50 Ft steel ketch...

The raft - a funny sight, notice London't calling mast in the middle (the shortest) right next to ours (the tallest). We didn't plan it but it was pretty funny having a Santana 22 tied up next to us.

Tiburonica Sailing

Not really an event, we just saw our friends out sailing one day and snapped some good photos as we snuck up behind them...

Matey dreams out the Gate... (dreaming for warmer, clearer water with more fish)

John and Greg

HMB - Late Labor Day Weekend

We headed out Monday morning - Labot Day for Half Moon Bay

A ship that was leaving the same time as us.

Greeted by Sea Lions at the Buoy - Matey LOVED it!!!!!!!

Now who couldn't love that face?

China Camp - Anchors Aweigh

Pura Vida all clean and ready for fun

Sunny1 getting the boat yard scum off...

Wind tunnel - in between the two sails...

BYC boats at anchor

Volare' heading home