Maitreya and her captain and crew are still in San Diego upgrading and fixing stuff on the boat and now waiting for repair of the SSB radio that had to be sent back to Icom. Ahhh, the cruising life.....but there are certainly worst places in the world to work on your boat :-) We're enjoying the lovely weather, company of close friends, the hospitality of the Southwestern Yacht Club now for the second time and anchored last weekend in La Playa Cove where we were able to dock our new dinghy at the San Diego Yacht Club. Previously we were able to enjoy the full benefit and amenities of the San Diego Yacht Club but unfortunately our little white crew member is not allowed on Maitreya at their docks.
We also stayed for a few days at the Police Dock, which is pretty much deserted after the City increased the fee to yacht club level daily charges ($1/ft). There is a beautiful little park that is built by a non-profit organization called the Pacific Rim Park Project. From their website:
The parks are designed and built by architecture students under the artistic supervision of leading artists, architects and urban planners. The students come from the countries of the Pacific Rim. They transcend their language and cultural differences through a shared vision to design and build a park within a time frame of 30 days. After a new park is completed, it is given as a gift to the citizens of the Pacific and to the sponsoring organization or institution in the host city. All parks are for the public, and are directly connected to the Pacific Ocean.