Very tl;dr post here.
Be warned. I decided to be nice and put most of it under a cut.
I’m back from the most busy and hectic fortnight of my life! Not only did school start on the 30th of August, but San Diego’s Festival of Sail was held the 1st through 5th of September, and the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point was the weekend after that! So much to do in such a short space of time. Bit of a break now, though. The next big events coming up are a sail to Catalina on Californian in October and the Maritime Museum fleet going out for the Star of India's birthday in November.