Entre nous down the coast

Posted by Admiral
Jul 12 2011

The experiences of Joel Tuttle and Larry Zabel on Entre Nous.  A Tayana 42.

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Sunday July 10, 2011


Well, we are sitting in Half Moon Bay waiting for weather.  What else is new.

Our exit from Alameda was very smooth.  Too smooth.  Something has to go wrong.

We didn’t have to wait too long.  The weather predictions were for NW winds10-14 kt, seas 6-8 ft. at 12 seconds.  Not too bad.  Unfortunately, when we got out the gate the winds were SW 14-18 kt winds, and seas 6-8 ft. at 9 seconds.  For those of you who are not sailors, these are pretty uncomfortable conditions.  After we got out there we figured we were in conditions the coast guard would announce as “Small Craft Advisories”.  After we arrived in Half Moon Bay, we got a slip for the night, had dinner, and watched a movie. 

We finally went to bed around midnight and slept until after 9am.

Monday July 11, 2011

We woke up to fog and Small Craft Advisories this morning.  We decided to stay another day or two until we get a better weather window.  We spent the morning walking around town.  If you come to Half Moon Bay during the week, don’t expect to find too much open.  We took a walk over to the mall and walk around for a few minutes around noon, and Exactly one store was opened.  We will spend the rest of the day plotting a course to Monterey, and watching a movie or two.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be nicer.

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