With the surge, there was no safe way to get people onto the Bill, so we spent the day talking to people from across the rail as they toured the Exy Johnson. After all the trouble we had getting tied up, all of the captains agree that is was just not safe to take passengers out on the battle sails, so they were cancelled. This gave us more time at the dock to great the public, but we really wanted to sail. The conditions outside the harbor looked pretty inviting.
With the battle sails cancelled, the gunners just couldn’t resist shooting off the cannons at the dock. We still did not have our black powder license, so we hoisted our gun over to the Exy, where they had the crew and authority to fire it. We only did one shot, but it was LOUD. Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of the experience, and we hope to have our own training with it soon.
All-in-all, we had a good time in Dana Point, and their hospitality was first rate.