Saturday, October 2, 2010


Got to do some honest to God sailing on our way south across Monterey Bay to the town of the same name.  Waves were almost non existant.  We have had rougher water in Puget Sound.  We were able to sail at 3 knots close hauled in 6 to 10 knots of wind.  Any waves at all would have rolled the wind right out of our sails.  Gradually thru the afternoon the wind shifted to the west and increased to about 18 to 20 knots.  Can't beat it.

Santa Cruz was a neat town.  Wouldn't mind living there, except did not see any spots where a double wide would fit.

While we were there UC Santa Cruz astronomers announced finding a planet circling a sun some 20 light years away that was orbiting in the "habital" zone around it's sun.  An astronomer from Harvard thinks that the likelyhood of life is 100%.  Pretty cool. 

Santa Cruz is a serious bicycle town.  We were never out of sight of a bicyclist or two or three while walking to the waterfront.  They are also serious about paddling.  There was a continuous flow of people rowing past us in the marina.  They would paddle down the fairway out into Monterey Bay and back.

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