Not every sail is an adventure. There are some days when the most exciting bit is getting through the harbor and out onto the Pacific.

Don’t get me wrong: sailing past dozens of sailboats tacking their way out of the harbor while dodging oblivious motorboats, kayaks, rented jet skis, and tourist barges (aka Hornblower’s fleet) is plenty engaging – you have to stay on your toes in San Diego’s ultra busy bay.

It’s just that once you do that, the Pacific tends to be, well, pacific, at least in San Diego’s vicinity (it’s called the San Pedro Bubble – a usually quiet bit of ocean starting up in Santa Barbara and extending well into Mexico. It make for pleasant, generally predictable sailing.

No complaints, though: give me a bit of wind, fair seas, and lines to tweak, and I’m one happy sailor.