Well, Many changes since last post.
I sailed to Catalina from San Diego in 2017. We left SD around 1530 and I had the helm
from 0300-0700 with a full moon upon our arrival in Avalon
. It was a beautiful night aboard my friend’s, Randy and Amanda, 40 ft. Island Packet
named Dos Amantes. We spent the week on Catalina and then motored most of the way back to SD due to no wind
. I almost bought a monohull
in SD in Sept of 2017 but I got a job offer in the UAE. So here I am working at Barakah Nuclear Plant in Abu Dhabi and my wife and I bought at 2007 440 Lagoon!!!!!!! Yes, a Cat. We searched all over the gulf for a monohull
but due to limited supplies we jumped to a live-aboard
cat in the Emirates Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi. It has a 17.5 KW Onan Generator
to support the 5 AC units if needed at sea. Her name is Lucy. My goal is to get her and me ready so in four or five years I can sail it back to San Diego; stopping in most countries along the way. If I can afford it we may take it to the Med
for a while prior to leaving the area. Woot Woot! All I can remember is a sailor (accompanied by his wife and three teenage boys) that helped me out at Marina Del Ray that was on a pit stop from the last three years of sailing from New Zealand
. I think he was on a 52 foot Catamaran
. He had asked me what was my goals for sailing and I threw a couple ideas in the air with really no good plans and to make a long story short he just looked at me and said, “You just got to go”. I say those words quite often and he left an impression on me; “I just gotta go!” Let the adventure begin.