MMSD Volunteer Crew
As the departure date for the HMS Surprise sail to Los Angeles approaches my anticipation increases. My crewmates, I am sure, are feeling the same. To many, an offshore transit is a welcome respit from our busy lives. I welcome this diversion. All of us at the Maritime Museum have worked hard for this. It is just wonderful that, after all this time, our ship is entering another chapter of it's life. And I am pleased to be a part of it.
It's nice to see we will have a near full moon to sail under. How delightful. I feel a certain amount of excitment about this gathering of tallships in LA. It is always a sight to behold and now we can participate. It is interesting to meet the crews of the other ships as they each have their own distinct charachter. No doubt everyone will have a good time and there will be the usual hijinks I'm sure.
Then we get to do it all over again right here at home in San Diego. I'm also looking forward to this parade sail as my son Kyle will be able to join me as a junior crew member. We joined the volunteer crew together and we are both very happy to be sailing together at last. The whole family will be at the Maritime Museum helping with the FOS over the weekend. It should be lots of fun. San Diego Bay is a great place for this and the weather should be perfect as usual.