This weekend the group was determined to relax, enjoy the fresh sea breeze and make the most of this sailing adventure. The captain was set and the boat was ready to sail. All the nautical libations had been researched – we quickly found out there were no rum fans at all, so Captain Morgan would stay on shore.
Did I mention that we were in Santa Cruz, California? Locals know that the fog stays low till after noon and the wind picks up at around 1 pm. No problem, we planned accordingly and decided that we were committed to relaxing no matter what the weather had in mind for us.
Starting point was lunch at the Crow’s Nest, casual, tasty food with a good variety of drink options. The group quickly gravitated to the nautical drinks:
- Kamikaze Sailor: Stoli vodka, lime juice & a splash of Cointreau.
- El Capitan Margarita: Herradura tequila and Patron Citronge on the rocks with a blend of sweet & sour juices.
- Crow’s Nest Sailor Jerry Mai Tai: A polynesian blend of five rums & fresh fruit juices.
- Champagne: before, during and after boating.
Sailing not exactly, we did go boating in a very nice sailboat, the wind did not cooperate but that wasn’t going to stop us from having a great time. The clouds covered the sky as we left the marina in Capitola; the captain made sure we were safe and had as smooth a “sail” as possible. As we “sailed” towards Santa Cruz a ray of sun broke through the clouds and magically followed our boat as we travelled north and then back to the marina. The prosecco kept flowing and everyone agreed we would be back to try our hand at sailing the next time.
See you next weekend!