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May 19, 2019

May is Maritime Month in San Diego

The Port of San Diego has continuous events throughout May as part of their Maritime Month. We spent the first of the month in San Felipe and while we are not into a lot of the pay-to-view events at the waterfront this month, we did take advantage of a FREE  ‘history’  cruise on San Diego Bay.  It was sponsored, and narrated, by the Port of San Diego.

The cruise was from Pier 1 on the north end of the Embarcadero on the Admiral  Hornblower. For reference Pier 1 is north of the Maritime Museum.

Waterfront Park Is directly across Harbor Drive, which is hosting a major music festival.  It’s about 10AM and the music has begun, as has the booze, I presume.

Of more interest is the ‘Fisherman’s Market’  taking place on the old ‘Tuna Dock’.

Another member of the Hornblower fleet zips past us on its Big Bay tour.  I've blogged that tour before HERE.

The Inspiration Hornblower is doing a Brunch Cruise.  A slow trip with food and adult beverages; hmmm ….

I did take pictures on the cruise, but it was really somewhat lame.  The Port of San Diego narrator only covered the history of the now defunct tuna fleet and the present and future of the naval presence in San Diego Bay.  I was hoping for some info on Cabrillo, real history! … not this time. We did return to the Tuna Docks to see what was there.

Fresh fish? Oh yeah – fresh and plentiful. 

I could make a lot of fish tacos out of the smallest offerings.

We are now madly focusing on prepping for our summer Road Trip.  In 2019 we’ll visit the Canadian Rockies and Glacier on our way to Ohio.  The house sitters will be here June 7th and we’ll be on the road ~4 months on June 9th.

Fran found this movie on Amazon ‘The Far Green Country’, included with Prime.  “White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

I’d recommend it to any/all full timers, especially those traveling with children.  It’s funny, it’s happy, it’s sad, and it’s honest to a fault.  I get the impression Fran is not ready to rent the house and hit the road!

We’ve had No Bad Days! I trust, your week was great too!


  1. Nice to look back on land from the water. So the movie is a workup to your long journey?

    1. Yes it is good to see the land from the water. I used to go out on a fishing boat before dawn just to watch the sunrise over San Diego.
      I think the movie is Fran's way of saying we're coming home after the trip! As for characters I'm more the Kelly and happier on the road then she.

  2. Thanks for the tour of the harbour always nice views from the water. Soon you be on the road for another great summertime tour. Travel safe.

    1. Thanks George! We're looking forward to the trip

  3. Love those fresh fish shots, made me drool...

    1. I know you had your share of fresh fish as you worked your way along the Gulf Coast. The Po-Boy has never caught on out here :(

  4. I will have to check out the movie.

    1. The kids in the movie are from Bend, OR. I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of the places they go. But working on the road, setting up the office, creating living space and just getting along is something all of us face.


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