West Coast 2010

Trip Reports

In the column to the left, you'll see links to various geographic regions which we visited in 2010-2012.  Click one one region to see individual trip reports.  If you're looking for older trip reports, you can find them at our previous website.

A New Trip for the Johnstons

September 1, 2010
Marina Village, Alameda, CA

I retired from the law practice in June, so getting ready to go on this trip has been combined with trying to find my feet as a retired person.

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Cruising the Sacramento Delta

September 23, 2010
Scappoose, Oregon

After a few weeks aboard the boat in San Francisco Bay, we returned by plane to Oregon for a few wonderful reasons: To rehearse and perform Beethoven's 9th in Newport; and to travel to Germany for our former exchange student's wedding.

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Alameda to Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island
34° 1.1' N
119° 32.3' W
November 3, 2010

Sequoia is finally out of the Bay Area and into warmer southern California waters. We waited in Alameda a bit longer than we had wished. Being October, the sunny Bay Area was not so sunny; by the time of our planned departure it was grey and threatening.

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Impressions of Southern California from the Water

Shelter Island Harbor
San Diego, CA
November 9, 2010

When I last wrote, we were anchored overnight at Smuggler's Cove on Santa Cruz Island, watching the millions of little fish and the pelicans and sea lions that were gorging on them.

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