Captain's Log; Adventures Aboard the "Amethyst"

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Winds of Winter

February is a time of weather, in Southern California. It rains, yes, but never for more than a day or so. When it stops, the winds shift 180 degrees and blow, in what is known as a clearing Northwesterly. Exhilarating blue skies, fresh sea air and salt spume excite the senses. Here in this picture, "Amethyst" is close hauled and beating to weather, on such a day. Dolphins were escorting us, as we sailed along. The fore deck awash with salt water, "Amethyst" the 46' wooden ketch is in her groove. Visit us on your next trip to Marina del Rey!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines Dinner Cruise

Happy Valentines Day!
Tonight, a couple will enjoy a private dinner aboard, followed by a sunset cruise. We have warm and dry Santana conditions which are so welcome this time of year. Hot dry desert winds blow outwards toward the sea creating clear skies, smooth waters and spectacular sunsets.
Ahhhh.....sailing into the sunset. Does it get any more romantic than that?
Visit us soon at
-Capt Mack

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Sunset Sail

Hello sailors!
So many times it is, that the best sunsets are in the winter months. The clouds, low sun angles and weather adds up to some very memorable evenings. Here, returning to Marina del Rey, we saw a beautiful rainbow. Wish you could have been there......