Adventures of Maia | Ventura to San Diego, Celebrations with Friends and Family
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Ventura to San Diego, Celebrations with Friends and Family

On November 23, we made our way to the Channel Islands Yacht Club. We felt comfortable leaving the boat there and rented a car to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with sister Jean and her family. We had a lovely dinner at Ryan and Lissa’s (I was able to give the babe in the womb a little suggestion that December 9 would be a good day to be born!) After dinner, we drove up to Jean & John’s home in the desert and had a great breakfast at their golf club the next morning.

By November 26, we had moved to Marina Del Rey and spent a couple fancy nights at the Del Rey Yacht Club. So fun to have Jean, John, Nikki & Teddy down for a Sunday brunch. On the 29th we arrived at the King Harbor Yacht club after a beautiful sail, Yea!!! It was fun to see the Yacht Club where our old neighbors Bob & Eva Brehm are members and to see Bob’s picture on the wall as a past Commodore! One evening we had dinner with old Park City friends, Pam, Tom and Henry Bakaly.

On December 2 we were in San Pedro and tied up to the guest dock at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club. We enjoyed spending time with Hugo, and friends Ralph and Tricia Johns from s/v Toga, who hosted us for the lovely dinner in their home and included us in the Hurricane Gulch Yacht Club evening. Very enjoyable to watch the Parade of Lights from Hugo’s dock.

Our next stop was Two Harbors, (Mooring C11) at Catalina Island. We enjoyed our visit and spent some time on land, hiking and exploring the area. On December 6 we arrived in Oceanside Harbor, and were greeted on the dock by Joe with the Oceanside Yacht Club. Cousin Jocko came down for a quick visit and to check out the ride. Jane Fox whisked me away to the grocery store and we had a simple dinner that evening with Jane and Greg!

On December 7 we docked at Marina Village Marina and Conference Center in Mission Bay!!!! It felt really delightful to be in San Diego and know that we would be in the area for a while.

So exciting when Ruth (my high school bestie) & husband Ray Sullivan arrived from Chicago to celebrate my birthday! On December 9, we had a fun little party on the boat, as Ned, Leah and the almost 1 year old, Oliver Peek came down to celebrate with us. Oh yea, I received a great gift, my grandnephew Oliver Dale was born on my birthday. The next day, Jane and Greg came down for a day sail. We had a good time until it got a little rough, sorry Ruth & Ray!!!

The final month of 2016 went by quickly as we continued preparing the boat for our journey to Baja and the Sea of Cortez! We enjoyed spending time with friends and family while in the San Diego area.


Relaxing after Thanksgiving dinner, sister Jean, Teddy and Nikki

Nephews, Teddy and Ryan with Aunt Laura

Ryan, Lissa and soon to be??? Thanks for hosting Thanksgiving dinner!

Sailing, sailing over the deep blue sea…

We got some rain!

Lovely visit at the Del Rey Yacht Club, thank you!!!

Fun to watch these seagulls, coasting in the wind. Venice beach in the background.

Who said you needed snow to sled?

Beautiful scene at Venice Beach

It’s always great to have family aboard!

with nephews Nikki and Teddy

King Harbor Yacht Club

A lovely evening with Ralph, Tricia & Hugo

at King Harbor Yacht Club

Dick, Ellie and Maia at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club

Picking up balloons, it works good for a Person overboard drill!


Oceanside Harbor

Wonderful to be greeted in Oceanside by Jane Coronelli Fox! (Thanks for the ride to the store.)

Brother Ned, Leah and Oliver aboard for Laura’s birthday celebration

Ned, Ruth & Ray partying for Laura’s birthday

Besties, Ruth & Laura

Thrill Seekers!

Took a cruise in the VW van

Out for a day sail with Jane, Dick and Greg Fox

Enjoying a beautiful San Diego day, with Ruth & Ray

Day sailing outside of Mission Bay

La Luna at Marina Village

Fun night with Sharon and Frank


Hazel and her new brother Oliver!

Oliver Dale, born December 9th! My grand-nephew and birthday twin!!!

Look at those curls!

Isa & Lele, Santa’s elves

Fresh herbs, a lovely decor. Thank you Jane Fox!

Christmas breakfast with the Peek boys; Dick, Pop, John, Bren, Casey, Jed and Joel

Papa Peek

Lovely Christmas dinner

A morning walk (at Seaforth Marina)

the Travelers from Utah. Wig, Teddy, Jimmy & Trevor (Surprise Mom, I am here!)

Williams, Ritter, Peek family

Driving the dingy to Campland

Happy 1st birthday Oliver (Peek)! with Mom, Erin & Pop, Ryan

Sunset in San Diego Bay

A fun evening with Tony, who was our dock neighbor in Point Hudson Marina. now in San Diego

Full moon

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