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Old 18 January 2005, 19:06   #1
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Ribbing in San Diego.....Paradise

Well, I made it out to see Limeydal as planned last weekend (as that earlier pic with the fish n'chips proves). So, if you are bored hearing about the virtues of San Diego, you'd better close this window NOW.

Beautiful sunny weather, boating facilities like you've never seen, quay side restaurants, Bars, Pirate ships, dolphins, friendly people etc etc I thought I was in Heaven. Yes folks, I'm afraid it's all true. Limeydal lives in boating paradise.

On top of all that, there's penguins, exotic birds and animals, parades, amazing sunsets AND all you can eat for about £6 at a local restaurant, delicious. No whales this time but they are there - just a bit early in the season.

Thank you sincerely to Darrall, Kim, Jamie & Ben for making my brief stay so great. You are the perfect hosts. Gush, gush & more gush.

and yes, I know I should have been eating mexican tortillas or something....

Here are a few pics.

1. They dont have slipways, they have 'freeways' into the sea it seams.
2. Todays contestant, Limeydal - first one on the buzzer....
3. Lots of dolphins - these 2 swam with us / around/under/over for a while.
4. Sealions - taking a break from performing for tourists.
5. Pirate battle. Arrrrrrrr.....
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Old 18 January 2005, 19:25   #2
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I think that anybody who lives in a nice hot sunny climate should be banned from posting on RIBnet. Its a UK run site and we don't do good weather. Anyway why should somebody who lives in an idyllic place have a RIB. Surely they are for rough seas.

Anyway mate I hate you and Limeydal, I'm dead jealous and I'm saving all my pennies so I can retire to somewhere that is English speaking and has good weather.

As you can guess I hate English winters, Poor Medical support, atrocious roads, crap stinking public transport, paying for parking, bad mail services, no Police on the streets, high taxes, and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (Both Scottish and running England).
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Old 18 January 2005, 19:51   #3
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Anyway mate I hate you and Limeydal,
Yeh, I hate you too

Forgot to mention. Limydal commands enormous respect from fellow boaters over there. No doubt about it, they all think he's the coastguard!
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Old 18 January 2005, 23:03   #4
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Wow Rich, we are humbled by your kind words!(The bribery money will be in the post shortly)
Of course you know ,you are now condemmed to a life of being an outcast for consorting "with the enemy".
(But both myself and the boat were made in the UK; so maybe they will grant us some leniancy)
Very much enjoyed your company and for showing me what the boat can do in the right hands.
Thought I would include a few shots I took, to "bug" people even more,
cheers Dal
1)Rich at the helm in Mission Bay
2)Rich by Maritime museum San Diego Bay
3)Chippie for lunch
4)Pirates
5) End of a great day out.
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Wow! It sure does look like paradise! Thanks for posting the piccies and making us all jealous!
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Old 19 January 2005, 04:18   #6
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You could be looking for days to find a wave to jump......

Not like here.......more bl**dy waves than at a Mexican football match!

Nice piccies, very jealous......not fair.....going to sulk.
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Old 19 January 2005, 22:32   #7
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Pettal,
nice and calm in the sheltered bays but the ocean is a differant matter!
Waves tend to build quickly from calm when Rich was here to completely differant conditions this week.Forcast for wed below:

SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
200 PM PST WED JAN 19 2005
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...
.THURSDAY...
SURF HEIGHT.............6 TO 9 FEET WITH SETS TO 11 FEET EXCEPT IN
THE SOUTH PART...7 TO 10 FEET WITH SETS TO
12 FEET.
RIP CURRENT POTENTIAL...HIGH. VERY STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
WATER TEMPERATURE.......56 TO 60 DEGREES.
REMARKS.................NONE.
OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY......6 TO 8 FEET WITH SETS AROUND 9 FEET...
DECREASING AFTERNOON.

So Biggle's thats why I need a RIB
Not quite the Atlantic but enough for a newbie like me.
Also reached a record for jan of 87 degrees at the coast today!! what did you say the weather was like over there at the moment
Must take a day off Friday to go chase whales again
cheers Dal
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Outside San Diego Bay

20 miles south of San Diego Bay entrance at the Coronado Islands ( part of Mexico ).
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Okay, here is one for those who like it cold, dark, and with choppy water.
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Old 20 January 2005, 19:13   #10
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Okay, here is one for those who like it cold, dark, and with choppy water.

Choppy water!!!??!

You haven't lived mate........I've seen bigger chop in my neighbours swimming pool!!!
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