The Marina at Sunset

The Marina at Sunset

Monday, July 23, 2012

Well, it is a sad day in some regards because Kokopelli has been sold. The new owners plan on taking her cruising and living aboard. She is perfectly suited to do that and we are happy to know that she will be sailed. We have moved back to Scottsdale, AZ and are landlubbers once again. Hopefully we will still get to sail and even cruise someday. For now, we are both busy with our jobs and life in general.
Here is hoping to update this blog once again with sailing adventures.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hot hot hot

We finally put up the sun shades. We have never used them, but they seem to work well!!
It makes a huge difference. Only problem is that there are a few rips just caused by some high winds. Maybe they are a little rotted from sitting around??

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blue Heron

Trying to figure out why he us posed like this! Is he hot? He stood there for about ten minutes!!

Me at the helm!

Just pulled the boat out of the slip!!

Sailing in the Gulf

We are heading home from a ten day trip to Rockport. We got to sail off shore for about 80% of the trip! This is a first for us. On the way down last week the water in the gulf was like glass and even though the wind was on the nose, it was beautiful to motor sail and eventually just motor. We did get to sail for a few hours and it was perfect!!

We tried the Colorado river cut to Matagorda Harbor. It has been silted in but they just spent 29 Million to dredge it. The depths were fine and the trip up the river was scenic and pleasant!
We got two other boats to join us on our way out and we all lived being able to go offshore from
Matagorda Harbor!

Rockport Harbor was lovely as always and we were able to buy two second hand collapsing bikes from a RYC member! We now are more mobile when we at in a harbor!

Sailed back by ourselves. Off shore had some excellent winds. Right now they are a little too much on our stern, but we are managing!!

All in all, it has been a great trip. We are learning more ANC more each time we go! I even pulled the boat in and out of the slip myself!(of course, it was a straight shot with no other boats around!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sailing in the BVI

We finally made it to the BVI! It was a spectacular trip and after hearing all about the islands, we were not disappointed. It was very windy but the temperatures were perfect. We would have liked to sail twice as much as we did, but the others wanted to get to the island more quickly, so we moored about 1:00 each day. We chartered a 50' Beneteau with three other couples. THe company was great and the boat, although older, worked out fine. It sailed well and met our needs. We snorkeled a little, swam a little and relaxed. The highlight was the visit to Anegada where feasted on about 3 lbs of lobster. YUM!! It is hard to believe the trip is over and we are back in chilly temps.



 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New marina is great

We have been at Watergate for about two months now. It is working out very well. They have done an amazing job updating the grounds and the docks. It has become a first class facility. The amenities are excellent, especially the laundry room! It is adjacent to the TV room and is a pleasant place to hang out. If you have not been to Watergate lately, come see the changes and stop by at pier 14 and say hi!