A Whale of a Time

OK, I know that’s a cheesy title, but it caught your attention, right?

My husband, M., and two of his buddies had a guys sailing weekend. Saturday morning, they sailed north along the coast to San Pedro Bay, about 18 miles from San Carlos Bay where our boat is anchored. It took them about 3 hours to get there, motor sailing due to a head wind. They anchored in the bay, did whatever guys do for an overnighter, then left Sunday morning (check out the beautiful sunrise photo in the slideshow).

Along the way, they encountered a pod of pilot whales! Apparently, the whales were enjoying some tasty miniature lobsters. Just look at these amazing animals!

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It took them about 6 hours to get back, again due to a head wind and a partly functioning motor (the fuel tank got clogged up from the debris getting knocked loose due to some choppy seas, so they couldn’t motor the whole time).

While they were gone, I spent the night with H. (K.’s wife – the guy at the helm in one of the photos). Since there was no reception out at San Pedro Bay, we did not get a “we made it safely and we’re having fun” phone call from them. I have to admit … I woke up at 3:00 am and laid awake for half an hour, thinking about my hubby out at sea. Of course, they were fine and had a great time.

I guess I’ll have to get used to him (and us!) being out on the ocean!

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