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On November 6 we moved back to the dock at Seaforth Marina. We were heading to Denver / Boulder for an early Thanksgiving with Sister Claris, niece Mellie & Mike. Trevor and Macie drove over from Salt Lake. We had a great weekend also celebrating Danny Coronelli’s 60th birthday!
For the next 6 weeks we prepared for our departure from the US, heading to Mexico and beyond. As we are not sure when we will be back, we spent time on boat projects, stocking the boat and trying to make sure we are all set for the journey South. (We had some fun too.. celebrating my birthday, enjoying the holidays & we even had a Bon Voyage Party!)
We met Thomas and Isa on s/v Jade Akka on our way out of Mission Bay and met up with them again in the A9 anchorage. Meeting new people is a fun part of this journey!
One of the hardest things we had to do was say goodbye to our Ellie girl who is retiring in sunny San Diego. At 13 she got an offer from cousins, Jocko and Sue to come stay with them in their super dog friendly household. When we drove away she hung on the front steps, happy to be staying on land. We miss her terribly, but know it is the best thing for all.
Our new dingy, chaps & all! Thank you Craigslist.
Enjoying Dog beach in Ocean Beach
Hike in Boulder, with Danny Coronelli, sister Claris, Macie & Trevor.
Claris, Macie & Trevor
Woohoo! New LED light. One more project completed.
Sunset in Mission Bay
My new uke.
So fun to have Viola, Gloria & Martha visit!
Our first bike ride on our new Dahon bikes!
Good girlie, Ellie
Christmas tree decorating selfie
Oliver P admiring the motorcycle.
Grandnephew Oli on is 1st birthday and my XX birthday!
Oliver and his birthday twin, great Aunt Laura
Hazel, grandma Jean & me
Oliver & Laura’s birthday!
Ellie peering over the edge.
Where did you guys go?
Dick heading up the mast to attach the new radio antenna
Dinner with Jane and Greg Fox
Dinner with Jane & Greg Fox. Fun time!
Ellie girlie, you are missed!
Ellie jumped quickly out the of the dingy for her last time.
Ellie saying goodbye to MAIA. She looks happy!
Ellie and her new family. Cousin Rudy, with Ma & Pa. (Sue & Jocko)
Ellie with her new P’s; Jocko and Sue
Ellie at her new home!
Oliver, Ryan, Erin, Nikko and baby Fin.
Selfie at our Bon Voyage party!
Laura with Arturo and Joaquin. Say cheese!
Casey and Rosa
Bren, Jed, Jamie, Angela, Anna and Esa
Oliver and Grandpa
Anna, Leah, Ned, Erin & Ryan
Isa and Lele with Tia Angela
Beautiful nieces, Anna and Erin
Looks like they are all having fun!
Uncle Dick and Joaquin. Yes, the Peek curls.
The Aray children
Sunrise in San Diego, view from our bedroom window
Little man, Oliver!
The city lights of San Diego
La Luna in San Diego bay
Anna sporting her new jacket. Thanks Uncle Dick!
Onesies for Oliver’s baby brother!
Cousins, Joaquin and Oliver
Isa & Lele with Santa
What a cutie!
Fun ride to Shelter Island
The Seth Peek family, with Karen and Cosmos
Christmas morning with the John Peek family
Oliver opening presents with Mom, Erin.
Oliver and Mama
The Aray fam
Sunset at San Elijo, with Peek family behind us
Isa, Lele & Jimmy
Niece Anna, nephew Ryan & Grand-nephew Oliver
Sister Leah & me
Sisters Wig & Maude
Brothers Peek- Bob, Dick & Ned
Oliver and Lala
Check out the smile on Oliver
Oliver, Papa & Grandpa
Mama & Gordo
Lele enjoying the fire
Awesome campfire at San Elijo state beach
Isa with her eye mask
Isa and Mimi
Laura and niece, Teddy
Laura and sister, Wig
Dick and nephew JT