Woke up: Chula Vista Marina, Chula Vista, California
Went to sleep: Chula Vista Marina, Chula Vista, California
Alex & Krista Arrive
This morning I leapt out of bed at 6 am, drank my coffee and headed for the fitness center at 8. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill, lifted weights and did a little yoga before I met Deanna at 9:30 to walk to the grocery store. After even more provisioning and another cab ride home, I put away another trunk load of groceries, washed two loads of clothes and vacuumed the house – all before 2 pm. Finally, after months of talking about it and weeks of waiting, their plane touched down at 2:00 pm.
We spent the afternoon and evening taking the initial steps toward adapting to four of us on board. We showed them things about the boat to facilitate their comfort and knowledge while trying not to overwhelm them. We explained and described the logistics of what our life at sea would look like. We relayed stores of the past 2 months; what we had experienced and what we had learned. I was anxious to make sure they were as at ease as possible considering our close proximity and unusual conditions. Alex and Krista were totally stoked to, one, be on vacation for two weeks and, two, be sailing down the Pacific coast of Mexico for 2 weeks arriving in Cabo San Lucas around the second week of November. We were all pretty excited and the unusual conditions made a good night’s sleep nearly impossible for any of us.