|City of San Diego skyline from the bay|
Wow, sounds like the start of a romance novel.
|The Lei Lani ready to sail|
|Lora Lei under sail|
|Enjoying the bay|
|Owners - Ashley and Kyle Corbett|
|Captain Kyle Corbett and the back of J's head|
We had been invited by Johnny to go on a private tour of the magnificent San Diego Bay while he interviewed the co-owners of San Diego Sailing Tours (Kyle and Ashley) and if time permitted would chat us up a bit about J and L's recent three week trip to Ireland. It was our third time in front of the camera with the Talk of San Diego and made us feel like regulars and that was good. How many times has so and so been on Jay Leno and we're sure it's as exciting the hundredth time as it was the first but the difference being a person tends to get a little more relaxed each of those times and it was for us. Besides the fact Johnny and his wonderful interviewer, Ivonne Ferrero, made us feel right at home. And yes, Daniel Bentz, the sound man was very attentive but rather quiet (strange for a 'sound man') except when the microphone wasn't held to his liking - he's touchy like that.
|Big Kahuna - Kyle Corbett|
The cruise included many of the famous sites around the bay - San Diego is truly a city built around a bay, that including the Coronado Bridge, the famous floating Maritime Museum, the United States Naval station on Coronado, and one really interesting and new site which is the building of the replica sailing ship of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who discovered San Diego Bay on September 28th of 1542 (excepting it had already been discovered by the natives who resided there but let's not dither about the details shall we?). The flagship of Cabrillo's fleet, the San Salvador, is being rebuilt to exact measurements by the Maritime Museum right off of North Harbor Drive just west of the Spanish landing site (the only non-rocky stretch of waterfront) and the 200 ton galleon should be water-ready very soon which could mean a year or two but since it's been hundreds of years in the making a few more doesn't seem that important.
|Mermaid - Ashley Corbett|
|Laureen relaxing on the bow|
|John talking with Skipper Dave|
|Johnny Nevada and Ivonne Ferrero kicking it on the Lei Lani|
|Beth Baker enjoyed the sail|
Of course, that could be just blarney but that is sometimes how blogs go.