And the Beach Goes On….😍🙌🏖😂

It’s Anniversary month …and hurt back or not…… The beach goes on !!👍🏖😂.    This fun adventure  came to us out walking ……. Hydrofoiling!!🏄‍♂️!! Watch him glide effortlessly ABOVE the Water  at 25 MPH!  Can you believe it?? The high performance surfboard is designed with a foil and an attatched underwater silent electric motor controlled by a wireless Bluetooth!  The lithium rechargeable batteries are stored in a waterproof compartment inside the board to power the underwater wing!  WOW, right?🤙. Hydrofoils date back to  the first British patent in 1869. But it was Nick Leasons  childhood dream of “flying like Superman” & love of surfing that brought THIS to life!…Just 24 years old with a degree in engineering aerodynamics he saw & tried a foil for kitesurfing & “fell in love.” In 2009 he organized a talented team & started his company Lift Foils in Puerto Rico.  Initially designing surfboard hydrofoils & later in 2015 with a motor & Bluetooth controller to fly over ANY waterbody.  Then disaster hit & in 2016 …a fire burned their 4000 sq ft factory to the ground & in 2017 the Cat 5 Hurricane Maria damaged it again. 😱Moving partially to the U.S. in 2018 and almost a decade later in 2019 Nick Leason & the Lift team started shipping 1000  electric hydrofoil surfboards worldwide!  He says  he has “ more wild ideas that will take years to develop”….YAY🙌👍 Dana Point Jetty always has a lot of action with boats, paddle boards, kayaks & sea life!⛵️🐬🦆😍 You can enjoy all this from picnic & beach areas or just walking like us!  This was a real treat & we hope for you too! 👍🙌🏄‍♂️😎🤙😁

Tall Ships Festival!😍. With Cannon Battle Sails 💣Mermaid Breakfasts🧜‍♀️ & Sails & Ales🍻 Swipe⬅️ for more of these stately wooden boats…you can join the marauding pirates firing real cannons or cruise around them like we did!⛵️. Either way, they will take your breath away!🤗Besides being the largest gathering of historic ships on the West Coast , there is plenty of fun, food & entertainment for everybody! Young & old pirates will enjoy the Mermaid Breakfast of pancakes & an underwater mermaid show that you won’t believe!  The Ocean Institute makes this event educational as well as entertaining with crafts, lectures, & programs on The Pilgrim & The Spirit  of Dana Point!  Plus live  music, craft beers, specialty food trucks & everything nautical ….AAARGH!  And after a full day of activities , it’s fun to enjoy the Ships return at sunset!🌅 Dana Point Harbor is a great place to drop anchor or camp at adjoining Doheny State Beach !! ⚓️🚐. You can catch this weekend event every September…we LOVE it and we hope you enjoy this little glimpse!😍⛵️🙌

THE ELLEN SHOW‼️Featuring our son Kelcey Ayer with Local Natives!! He is on Keyboard!❣️Performing their hit song “When Am I Gonna Lose You” on their latest album “Violet Street.” This is their 4th album & they have been performing since 2005!  Ellen loves  them & so do we!❤️. Hope you enjoy this!🤗

Laguna Beach….7 miles of pristine beaches & coves!! Plus art & music festivals , galleries, parks & the most beachfront lodging in all of California make this So Cals premier coastal destination🏖  Check  out the  stunning views from our walk along The Coastal Trail at Heisler Park!  This breathtaking park is a must see… starting with its view of Bird Rock you see next!  This is a California Coastal National Monument that is a protected haven to thousands of seals & sea lions, hundreds of thousands of seabirds, & habitat to tidal plants & animals.  There was a pier extending to it that was built in 1896 but destroyed by a storm in 1939.  Next, is a view of some of the  more than 30 beaches where you can enjoy tidepooling, snorkeling , scuba diving & more!😊. Don’t forget to stop at Las Brisas for a delicious Mexican meal or a cocktail like we did! 🍹 You can’t beat the food or the views from the patio or inside, plus you can visit The Laguna Art Museum right next door! That’s Laguna’s famous Main Beach right downtown you’re looking at with its Historic Lifeguard Stand built in 1929!  You can access this beach & others from The Coastal Trail… and after a full day’s activities the Park is an excellent place to take in the sunset over Laguna Beach!! There is so much more to this beautiful artsy beach town we will be posting next…including OCEANVIEW Crystal Cove State Park for your RV stay!👍🚐🙌. We love Laguna Beach & hope you do too!!👍🙌😍

Ensenada, MX…….Can’t get Flybye in Europe……go Cruising‼️🛳😁 Missing our European vanlife & tiring of physical therapy, we grabbed this 5 day cruise from CheapCruises. com!   Here we are  leaving Long Beach Harbor in the background where you can also visit the Queen Mary!  First stop , arriving Catalina Island , 26 miles across the Sea!🎶 The seagull is announcing the Shore Boats approach to transport us to The Island!!🤙. It’s a lovely seaside stroll from Avalon Harbor out to Descanso Bay behind Paul…. here you can also moor your boat, zip line, hike, snorkel, scuba dive , swim or watch all these activities lounging  from your private  beach cabana !!😉👍. Next walking back , you see the glamorous Casino… You can tour this beautiful building & soak up the stunning view, art & history!  The Casino was built in 1929 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr who owned the Island…Casino means “gathering place” in Italian & its famous for its huge rotunda ballroom.  Then, back to our ship with delicious taste treats like this ice cream swan🦢‼️ We awoke to picturesque Ensenada with the Mexican Flag waving over the Harbor!  Behind us we walked along the shoreline into town with enough  shopping & eateries to delight everyone!! Or tour the coastline, wine country, art & history museums, deep sea fish, horseback ride & more!  One more relaxing day at Sea celebrating our 5th Anniversary 💞 & we said goodbye to our little “towel friends” as we pulled back into Long Beach Harbor!! Definitely fun & we hope for you too!🛳🦢🏖🇲🇽

Well, that’s a wrap for now!!  We have some exciting things coming up….continuing the beach hop & a new sailboat(new to us anyway). 🙌⛵️   Also,  before we got crazy adventuresome & shipped  Flybye across the pond, we traveled through  44 States & 9 Canadian Provinces that we didn’t post.    So, while we are on this little break , we are going to take you along THOSE eventful travels!!🚐😜.  Until then Happy Trails & God Bless!!🚐🙏

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3 comments

  1. I love your travels I love going with you and it doesn’t cost me anything joke keep up the good travels so glad you are doing so much better hugs and love Carol

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