SIGHTINGS members of the San Diego marine community were looking for a way to thank the fleet for paying a visit to their port and supporting local businesses. Since then, this low-key procession has been an annual pre-start tradition. The line-up begins at Chula Vista, at the east end of the bay, and proceeds past Harbor Island to the western tip of Shelter Island (at 10 a.m.), where a phalanx of wellwishers will cheer on the departing cruiscontinued in middle column of next sightings page
convivia — cont’d As for where Convivia will take this tight-knit family, it’s anyone’s guess. Originally planning a circumnavigation, they altered their plans due to the current piracy threats in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. They’re entry #54 in this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha Rally, so that much is certain. They hope to cruise the South Pacific and ultimately end up on the East Coast of the U.S., where both hail from. “We promised the kids one full year of seasons,” says Tucker, a promise Victoria isn’t as keen on. “All we know is that we only want to keep moving forward,” she adds. You can follow the Bradfords’ adventures on their blog at www. forgeover.com. — ladonna
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