For the past three days I have been in Monterey, CA, sailing in a regatta. Been fun being on the water … though the ‘on ground’ isn’t as nice. It is difficult to camp near the municipal marina and expressly illegal to sleep in one’s camper … even if paying for a slip in the marina. as a result i’ve been staying in a very over-priced motel.
The regatta is called Cruiser Challenge and put on by a wonderful group of trailerable sailboat owners called the Potter Yachters. the racing is low key and without all the bureaucratic rules one usually finds with boat racing (ie, The America’s Cup). basically the rules are ‘play fair and be nice’. the simplicity works with this group.
I and a friend, Stan, sailed well winning 2nd place honors on Saturday and again on Sunday.
Tomorrow morning i reload the Outfitter camper with the items i stored in the motel room. two years ago at this motel a low life broke into my Romain’ Chariot)so i leave nothing of even minimal value in my campers when staying in a motel. i’ll be heading back to Colorado via Sacramento and Highway 50 (the loneliest road in america).