Monday, April 13, 2009

A Day at the Races

Monday, last week, was a beautiful, warm, sunny day...a perfect time to take our boat out for the first time this year.
This Great Blue Heron watched over us as we launched in Huntington Harbour.

The temperature was a balmy 80 degrees and yet
we could see a bit of snow still up in the mountains.

After a short cruise around the harbor, we decided to head out to
Long Beach Shoreline Village for lunch.

This nest of Herons can be found just across from the Naval dock.

Nearing Long Beach we came upon a lot of sailing activity.

I set my camera on continuous and proceeded to snap nearly 300 photos.
It turned out that was none too many, thanks to the
rocking of our boat, as half of them showed nothing but sky or water.

These sea lions slept through all the action going on around them.

I noticed that the referees' boats said Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and with a little googling,
I later learned that this is what we were watching:

CISA Advanced Racing Clinic
Long Beach, California


Teri said...

Your sailing photos are so colorful! I love them.

Joyce #425 said...

Boy does that bring back memories! I grew up on Balboa Island - back then it was Sabots and Lido 14's! I think it was a Luder that made my heart go pitter-pat!!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful day! You've captured it perfectly for us to enjoy. I can just feel the fresh breeze on my face and smell the salt air. Umm...