Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sojourn to Sausalito

Just back from a two day trip to Sausalito and we had some great sailing and adventures to boot. I departed mid day on Monday from Emeryville and the wind was blowing 26 knots. Had a nice run to Angel Island and then it calmed down to 12 knots from the south west so that I could run right up Raccoon strait without tacking. It was a beautiful moment. Made it over to Schoonmaker Marina and took Kona for a swim at the beach. Next it was off to dinner and a walk thru town. Next morning, I cooked up some blueberry pancakes and then met up with John for a sail. We had some time so we headed for Clipper Cove for lunch and a swim to the beach with Kona. It was a perfect day and beautiful in the cove. Next it was over to Pier 1.5 in SF. Took a little walk and then back to the boat. Then it was off to the Giants game. We had reserved a berth at South Beach and headed in. Great seats and tons of fun. I was in short sleeves for most of the game as the temps were mild which is rare. Based on that, we did not think there would be much wind. Boy were we wrong. It was blowing 30 in the slot and socked in with fog. We could not see a thing as we blasted thru at 7 knots. After 30 minutes of fog, we could start to see the lights of Sausalito and our destination. What an amazing day! On Wednesday, I headed back home with a great run to the barn. Can't wait to do it all again!

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