Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nice day for a sail!

Great day for sailing...steady winds from the NW 10-13 kts. The dredging has begun at the entrance to Mission Bay Channel...what a huge machine!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anchor Swing

Ever wonder what happens when you are at anchor? This short video clip will show you what the "anchor swing" looks like as the boat responds to the prevailing current and wind.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pod of Dolphins

Sometime last year, as we sailed off the coast of San Diego, a pod of dolphins paid us a visit.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Linda's Photos

Here are some of Linda's photos revealing the beauty of the Island's West End.

In several of the photos you will find it hard to distinguish between the sea and the sky as the horizon blends from one to the other leaving no trace of itself.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

First Part of our Catalina Island Trip

This is the first part of our Catalina Island trip. It includes the Day 1 passage from Mission Bay to Oceanside...Day2, from Oceanside to Dana Point and Day 3, Dana Point to Hen Rock at White's Landing on Catalina Island. All moorings at Avalon where taken when we arrived so we headed up the coast to White's Landing.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Second Part of our Catalina Island Trip

This is the second part of our Catalina Island trip. It includes the stay at Hen Rock at White's Landing then moving on to Two Harbors, Isthmus Cove, kayaking, snorkeling, a hummer tour. Eventually leaving Two Harbors for Avalon where we stayed a day and a night and finally back to Mission Bay.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back at Mission Bay


Leaving Avalon

Catalina Harbor...West End...Two Harbors...Avalon





Hen Rock...Two Harbors





Heading Out...Oceanside...Dana Point...Hen Rock





Catalina Island Cruise July 2010

We have completed our Catalina Island cruise. Our course brought us up the coast from Mission Bay to the first over night at Oceanside. The second night we stopped at Dana Point. On the third day we made the crossing to Avalon and there was no mooring available so we headed to an anchorage...100 + feet of water wasn't going to work so we head further west and got a mooring at Hen Rock...very nice. The following day we made Two Harbors and had a wonderful mooring for three nights. Headed to Avalon and got a mooring for one night before we headed directly back to Mission Bay. It was a great trip!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

S/V Principessa


S/V Principessa is a 36 foot sloop sailing in the coastal waters of Southern California. This blog will contain info about some of its voyages. Photos and videos will be made available.