Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nance happenings.......



Yesterday Captain Phil and crew left Brisbane, CA and started the maiden voyage towards San Diego.  You can track their progress on the "where are we?" page.


So far SV Terrapin is moving swiftly and although a bit chilly, they are making great progress and expect to pull into Santa Barbara tomorrow (Monday) ahead of schedule.















First mate Dave has helped make the easy transition down the coast. Phil met Dave through our mutual friends and before they had ever met in person he was nice enough to commit to helping sail down the coast! Sometimes it's more about who you know than what you know and we are thrilled to know Dave. Phil couldn't have done this trip without him.








Greenhorn Todd (Aimee's brother) is feeling, well...a little green. Hoping he sticks it through to San Diego he was "chumming it" for the first few hours of the trip. Phil had packed a prescription strength sea sick patch which seems to be helping a bit.



The girls and I will meet The Crew tomorrow in Santa Barbara by way of train. The plan is to let the crew get some much needed sleep before exploring the Channel Islands, relaxing in Catalina Island then heading home to San Diego.




Phil says that the autopilot for the boat is working awesome! I only wish my autopilot hadn't crapped out at mile 11 today. My goal has been to run a half marathon in under 2 miles...high hopes, considering I haven't run more than 5 miles since January and last week at this time I was thoroughly enjoying "adults weekend" in Havasu. Figuring out that I wasn't going to reach my goal, I decided for the last two miles to partake in the sideline offerings. Every race, people line up to offer you something to eat or drink. Everything from orange slices, donuts, Otter Pops, hot sizzling bacon, to shots of whisky or tequila.  I've always been too focused on the race to consider stopping to enjoy anyone's offerings. Thinking that this will probably be my last race for awhile, I filled up on bacon, watermelon, apples, oranges and made a few friends along the way. I still managed a respectable time and was full by the time I hit the finish line.


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