Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-12-2008, 21:02   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Vancouver Island, now San Diego
Boat: Talisman 37' sloop
Posts: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to lizzieandfrank
Ready to live the dream

hi all ... we are retired Canadians, who have simplified our lives and figure it's our turn for some fun and freedom. Refitting our 37ft sailboat here in Chula Vista and plan to leave for Mexico beginning of Feburary 2009. Meanwhile, this is a great place to be, and we look forward to some sailing around San Diego bay next week. Lizzie and Frank

lizzieandfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2008, 21:12   #2
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 6,324
Welcome aboard!

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2008, 01:45   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 35
You might consider cruising the California Channel Islands before you head so far south that the long beat north is too much. There's much to see on Santa Cruz Island's long shoreline and Catalina Island has it's quaint Avalon and Two Harbors on the way from San Diego. You are not too far from these places but if you only will do down hill then you will like Cabo's bearing much more.
porttack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2008, 14:17   #4
Eternal Member
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
It is a wonderful sail doing the Milk Run to Cabo. At least that is what I was reading, and told. When I went in 03 the wind was reversed, cold, and damp until Cabo itself. Unfortunately when I returned the wind was back in position, so once again it was cold & damp. I would do it all over again if given the chance even on my old 30ftr which was my ride at the time. Have fun, and BEST WISHES in getter better weather than I did......i2f
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2008, 04:54   #5
Marine Service Provider
waverider's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Boat: O'day 30 "Waverider III"
Posts: 205
Images: 12
Send a message via Skype™ to waverider
Welcome aboard! Good to see more Canadians Cruising the Sea's. If your ever in Nova Scotia waters look us up.

waverider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2008, 20:43   #6
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Ah, retired from being a Canadian. Well done!
Just kidding of course.
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. I used to sail out of Fiddler's Cove on the strand near Coronado and lived in Chula Vista many years ago. San Diego is a great place to sail.
Kind regards,

SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beginning to Live the Dream Gadagirl Meets & Greets 36 22-07-2010 15:11
Ready to cruise woodmo Meets & Greets 2 20-04-2008 20:43
Getting ready to get ready barreldriven Meets & Greets 8 25-02-2008 09:09
Nice to know the CG is ready S/V Elusive Health, Safety & Related Gear 24 27-12-2007 16:53
Getting Ready to Go! SailGal Meets & Greets 8 12-03-2007 13:23

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.