Sunday, August 30, 2009

Marina Del Rey

Thursday we had planned to go to another anchorage on Santa Cruz Island, but with winds expected to pick up to 25 kts in the afternoon, we decided to just cruise by Anacapa (picture is east end of Anacapa) and go on into Marina Del Rey. Some dolphins helped escort us:
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Since we came into MDR a day early, we stayed the first night at the California Yacht Club. Friday we stopped by the fuel dock on the way to our slip for the next month. We will be leaving the boat here in Marina Del Rey for the month of September, while we go home to Berkeley to welcome our first grandchild into the world. We’re spending a few days here just cleaning the boat well, putting things away, sorting through what to take home, laundry, hanging out by the pool, and walking over to Venice Beach. Saturday we could see the huge plume of smoke rising from the Crescenta Valley fire in the Angeles National Forest - the mushrooming cloud of smoke in the picture to the right looks like a dragon!

A huge seal just jumped up on the dock next to our boat – Cathy chased it away spraying the hose on it. Hope they don’t turn our boat into a condo while we’re gone! Here's our boat's home for the next month:

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