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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sailing with Cliff and Jill

7 December 2014

Today we went sailing with friends Cliff and Jill. We met them at Fleetwood back in 2013 while having repairs done and later met up with them in St Ignace, MI and Missoula,MT. At that time they lived in San Diego and later moved to Lake Havasu,AZ;however, they keep their 40' sloop at the San Diego Yacht Club. Since they are camped in Imperial Beach and we are only hour away,they invited us to go sailing.
Cliff & Jill

Let's Go Sailing

After lunch at "Red Sails Inn", a much awaited adventure of first time sailing awaited us. Cliff and Jill have been enjoying the sailing experience for many years and participating in many races including ones to Hawaii and Mexico. Our trip today took us to the tip of Point Loma and around Shelter Island to the Coronado Bridge. A very relaxing sail. John even took the wheel part of the way. Cliff reminded me that not to call the lines ropes. Their sloop is named "super gnat"after Noland Smith a 5'6" who played for the Kansas City Chiefs noted for speed.
Getting Ready to Sail

Cliff & John

Cliff Showing John How to Steer

This is Fun

Leaving the Jetty

Jill and Cliff

Enjoying the Day

Jill at the Helm
We were able to get close up photos of some of the ships including the Midway and Ronald Reagan.
USS Ronald Reagan

Undergoing refurbishing

USS Midway

Another View
Star of India

HMS Surprise

Sea Lions on the Bait Barge

View of San Diego

Another View

The San Diego Yacht Club was founded in 1886 and has been at its present location on Point Loma since 1924. It has 576 boat slips, dry storage for 161 boats, tennis courts, swimming pool, picnic areas,full service dining room, bar and other facilities.After sailing we stopped in the bar for refreshments.
San Diego Yacht Club

Yacht Club Slips

Their cute Yorkie "Roady" accompanied us on the trip.

Thank you again for a wonderful day and we will see you again while we are at Nellis AFB in LV. Maybe we will be able to get a site for you while we are there.

A side note..that evening I had a dream that John sold the Bounder and bought a trailer so we could tow a boat. A dream is as far as that will develop. He wouldn't even rent a kayak at Fiddler's Cove.

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