Yesterday, we had a very large sea lion (not the one I posted a picture of) on our dock finger, close enough to our dock steps that we were a little worried about being able to get off the boat and make it to our dinner reservation. A guy a couple of boats down yelled over, "want me to make him go away?", which we most certainly did. He said he'd be over in a minute with a tape measure. A tape measure? What, sea lions don't like to be measured? They're self conscious about their girth? Huh? A couple of minutes later, he comes down our dock finger snapping about six feet worth of metal tape measure around. The sea lion went right into the water. Apparently they don't like the sound. So now when we leave the boat, we make sure we have a tape measure with us.
Art and Jaye are both former IT managers. We've owned Arione for 10 years. In August 2010, we are setting off down the west coast to San Diego where we'll join the Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo. Our plans are to cruise Mexico for a while.