Saturday, October 15, 2011

On Shore, Offshore

Monday we traveled from Half Moon Bay to Monterey, the entire trip in the fog, and the second half of it sailing with the spinnaker. The fog lifted as we tied up in the harbour, and the sun shone steadily for the next two days.

We spent these sunny days on shore, visiting with our old friends Dennis and Catie, who have just moved to Pacific Grove, adjacent to Monterey. We toured, hiked, picnicked, and explored all along the coastline, from Monterey to Big Sur. We were dazzled by the scenery and by the great enthusiasm of our friends for their new home in their native California.    Dennis was adamant that we stop and admire the Bixby Bridge along Highway 1, just north of Big Sur.

Thursday we finally persuaded ourselves to resume boat travel and left Monterey midday. Late in the afternoon, we passed the Bixby Bridge, and got a view of it from the oceanside. The O'Leary enthusiasm is infectious, and we were quite transfixed by this view of the coast from offshore. This photo is for you, Dennis!


Anonymous Dennis OLeary said...

Thank you for the photo, and for all your loving friendship over the years.... As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our time together, and look forward to when our paths cross again. You are always welcome here... Love, Dennis

October 18, 2011 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let me say a word too...It was a great pleasure to meet both of you and 'partage une repas manifique' chez O'Leary. I love that we share so many historic and literary interests...enjoy "Champlain" by David Hackett Fisher. I'm sure Fisher would be please your going to read it. Take care...say hello to Santa Barbara for me.
Patrick O'Dowd

October 18, 2011 9:28 AM  

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