Several times a year, Kirk and I rent a sailboat and cruise around San Diego Bay. More often than not, the impetus to go out for a daysail comes from visiting family. We ended up with a large crew this time: four of Kirk’s aunts and uncles (Colleen, Greg, Laurie and Don), his cousin Nancy and her husband Eric, our friend Jason, Kirk and me.

Our big group needed a bigger boat — much bigger than the Capri 22 we normally sail. We decided on a Catalina 32, which is the largest monohull Kirk and I have ever rented.

The Libra in me (seeker of harmony and calm) fell in love with this boat. Compared to the toylike 22s, the 32 handled waves, other boats’ wakes, and ocean swells with grace. I was able to relax and absorb the surroundings, and shoot a lot of photos. ☼

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