As part of the AGM post-conference offerings, JASNA-Southwest will be offering a memorable day in San Diego and San Juan Capistrano on Monday, October 9.

Ships, sailing and the nautical life wove a rich tapestry through Austen’s life and her novels. We thought it fitting to offer docent-led tours of the authentic Austen-era ship Surprise (replica of a British Navy frigate used in the film Master and Commander), the mid-1800s sailing ship Star of India and the San Salvador, a historically accurate replica of Cabrillo’s Spanish galleon that he sailed into San Diego harbor in 1542. The Maritime Museum Regency Dancers will perform for us on the deck of one of the ships.

The day will feature a stop at the spectacular Cabrillo National Monument, with shaded and sunny places to picnic. The tour also will include a docent-led visit to the San Juan Capistrano Mission and a wine tasting. Check out our Jane ‘Seas’ San Diego Pinterest board.