Tuesday, April 30, 2019

San Diego: from the Great Cabin

        I slept ashore last night at the home of Susan and Howard, friends since the early 1970s, between clean, dry sheets on a bed that didn’t move.  Pure decadence.
        I returned to GANNET today and with the help of some sunshine, got her interior dry and organized and transitioned from passage to harbor mode.  I will sleep tonight on the v-berth for the first time since leaving Hilton Head.
        I have not lived full time in San Diego for decades, but I have history here that goes back to the 1950s and it feels like home.  I wish it were.
        I emptied the two jerry cans that still had water in them.  
        Despite a brutally slow passage, I reached San 
Diego with about seven gallons of water, three small boxes of juice, and two cans of beer.

        The daily runs from Balboa, Panama to San Diego total 3309 miles. 
        As I have noted, tacking we sailed farther than the straight line distance between noon positions.
        The total of daily runs for the circumnavigation is 29989 miles.  I think it fair to round up to 30,000 miles.

        The photo above is a capture from a video interview made yesterday.
        The photo below was taken by Lee a few minutes after I reached the CPB dock here at Shelter Island.

        Lee arranged for me to have a guest dock at Silvergate Yacht Club for a few days, where I have been treated with great and friendly hospitality.  I thank him and the club.
        I will be moving GANNET to a marina later this week.
        I am losing ground on emails, but promise I will catch up.  
        I will also review and post the passage log within the next few days.

        I am sipping Laphroaig, naturally from a crystal glass.  I hesitated for a moment before setting it down on the counter top beside me before realizing that GANNET is at a dock, not at sea and won’t suddenly heel over.