Sunday, July 27, 2014

Drooling on deck

This weekend it was time to hoist the sails and catch some wind! Saturday morning started out with flashbacks.  Last time I saw Phil cleaning a boat it was 1999 and we lived in Charleston, SC. Gone are the days when you think you've struck it rich because your boyfriend gets paid a whole $13 per hour to clean boats.  Our plans included taking the girls on a sail through San Diego bay with a stop to watch the symphony via boat Saturday and whale watching on Sunday.

Anchored to let the girls swim. The water is very warm....73 degrees.

Made the girls their favorite diner, stuffed salmon. 

The symphony plays off of downtown and right on the water. It was really neat to pull up and hear them play. This week the symphony was playing while Star Trek was playing on large screens since ComicCon is in town. With binoculars, the girls were able to see the movie and we could clearly hear the music.

These two... with the best seats in the house, eating stuffed salmon in their PJ's. Life's rough.

Sunday we had to wait for lightning and thunder storms to subside before heading out to whale watch. Lightning and Thunder. In San Diego. Crazy!!

So how many whales did we see? Not one. Not two. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. After watching whales pass by just last week while visiting with friends from Colorado, we thought without doubt there would be some today. Or not.  With the lack of whales we decided to troll for anything biting.  We caught as many fish today as we saw whales.

No whales, no problem. It was a gorgeous day to sail! The girls had a blast. If you consider that they both passed out and drooled on themselves and the deck fun.  Emma went face down in a blanket for a sold 90 minutes.

   Not to be outdone by her older sister who fell asleep face down straight on the deck.       

Literally drooling on the deck!                  

Murphy came out for a quick wind in the whiskers before heading back down. He's doing fairly well as a "sea cat". He pretty much hides on our bed till the sail is over.

The highlight of my day was to sail right in front of our old family beach house. As a little kid I'd look out in the ocean and see the different sail boats go by and think how beautiful they looked. It was such a treat to see Mission Beach from the other side.

Although terribly blurry (we were a mile and a half off shore when I took this) I was able to get a picture of our old house. Farthest house on left with the giant palm tree in front.

It struck me as odd to view people parasailing from the ocean instead of the beach side.

A great weekend and fun was had by all, even if we had to scrub a little drool off the deck.

1 comment:

  1. This is so amazing. Your kids will have excellent stories to tell for the rest of their lives...