We were looking for some serious beach time and somewhere to go for a shakedown cruise of the boat. So our first sail out of San Diego was 30 nm north from Point Loma to Oceanside.
The trip was around 6 hours from Point Loma motor sailing since the wind was on our nose the entire time. We could have driven there in under an hour but that would be missing the point 🙂 And I got to experience my first encounter with a pod of dolphins. They converge on the boat swimming under and beside it. They like to play with the bow of the boat dodging back and forth. Sorry no pictures. I was too excited watching the show!
The shake down trip went well. About 10 miles out of Oceanside we lost our GPS on the chart plotter. Not cool when you are coming in to a harbor for the first time. Our backup is our IPAD and we were able to get that operational. In the meantime Gary pulled off the electrical panel jiggled some wires and the GPS mysteriously came back up. So hunting down a loose wire is on our to-do-list.