2007-11 Long Beach enroute San Diego2004 - 2007 Mediterranean France & Spain and California Photos, 2004 - 2007 Mediterranean France & Spain and California Voyage - Photos, 2007 Nov Photos, 2007 Photos, By Date Photos, By Voyage Photos, Photos, Voyages / By Muhammad Trip from Catalina to San Diego While in Newport Beach on the mooring, Cindy’s friend Lori came down for a visit Newport Beach – Californina Dana Point – named for famed author Richard Henry Dana is a small but very picturesque small craft harbor just north of San Clemente, California Dana Point – California When we left Newport Bay, we took a quick tour of Dana Point Marina – 10 miles south of Newport Beach Dana Point – California While enroute to Oceanside Harbor (north of San Diego), we had to alter course to avoid this high speed US Marine Hovercraft. Primarily used as a personel carrier, this vessel subsequently sailed right onto the beach and drove away just like a truck. Oceanside – California Gordon West is everyones guru when it comes to HAM radio. Gordon was teaching a class at Balboa Yacht Club while we were there and asked me to do a Winlink (EMAIL via HAM Radio) demonstration. It was becoming old home week! Newport Beach – Californina Merald Keys has become a valued friend and mentor to me in all things involving the USCG. I have taught stability & seamanship for the last 10 years under programs he has administered. Merald & Marianne Keys had lunch with us while were staying in Newport at Balboa Yacht Club Newport Beach – Californina This large male sea lion decided he found a new home. He proudly displayed his new residence and defended it against would be intruders (other male sea lions). Most of the boats in Newport Bay that were on moorings had to have some kind of fencing or guards against this type of squatting or their vessels suffered the consequences. Think of his personal habits as being much like a horse in a corral……..