Monday, May 06, 2013

Sunday Sail to Angel Island

Weather was not looking good as I headed to the boat in Emeryville.  On the way, I had to turn on the windshield wipers.  The crew of Travis, Courtney, Mirra and Peter were waiting for Kona and I to arrive.  As we walked the dock, a huge round of thunder rolled thru the marina.  Very unusual for May.  We boarded the boat, went over some safety procedures and hit the water.  The wind was from the south and very light.  We drifted for a while and then she picked up.  We were off towards Angel Island.  Nice winds even in the lee as we made our way to Raccoon Strait.  The strait is named after the HMS Raccoon which scuttled their Navy boat here in the early 1800's.  We decided on a Bocce game over in Ayala Cove at the island.  We headed over to the lawn and I refreshed everyone on the nuances of this great game.  We had some laughs and fun as we mastered the art form of Jungle Bocce.  Back to the boat for some light wind sailing back to the marina.  We were back at the dock about 6 for cleanup and pulling the boat back in order.  Kona fell for Courtney and followed her all around the boat.  At the end he was asleep in her lap and happy as a clam in mud.  Great sail with Travis from the first Haha in 2010!

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