Saturday, November 21, 2009

Coronado








We decided to take a couple of days off from boat chores (and expenses). We cast off our lines and sailed down San Diego Bay, past Larry Ellison's personal yacht Zenji ( Ellison is the principal backer of the BMW Oracle trimaran which will race for the America's Cup next year). We also passed close by downtown, and by innumerable naval vessels and onshore facilities, as we continued south toward the head of the bay. After a couple of warm and sunny hours, we retraced our track and entered Glorietta Bay.



We're anchored a stone's throw from the venerable Hotel Del Coronado built in 1889 and still in magnificent shape for a wooden building of that vintage. Keith and Olina took us ashore in their dinghy and we explored the hotel and nearby beach.



Offshore, backlit by the late afternoon sun, were a square-rigger and an old schooner. On the way back to the boat we passed a heron searching for dinner.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Isn't the Del amazing? We have some NSBA dinners when Kev is down there working and they are amazing. The pictures and architecture just ooze history.

Juls