Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Adventure

Took off after dinner on Thursday night. The wind was near perfect for a night sail. All alone at night in the bay is a wonderful thing. Lots of stars and nobody but me on the bay. The Berkeley Pier is my biggest worry but with charts loaded and my GPS on, I have alot of confidence. Sailed for about three hours and loved it.

The next morning was gourgous and I met up with my friend Andy who came down from Tahoe. We hooked up around 11am and took off for Sausalitlo. The wind was in the low 20's and we wanted to take it easy so we went with the jib up. Very few boats out on this Friday so we just took our time and enjoyed the scene. At one point Andy mentioned that to tell someone you were sailing on the bay who had never seen it before would have little meaning to them. To actually be sailing the bay in one of the most beautiful places in the world, was breath taking. Well said my friend! We had an amazing sail and time flew as we tacked closer to our destination. We arrived about 4:30 and took off on kayacks for a houseboat tour. Had a nice dinner in the cockpit with some famous portobello mushrooms off the grill. We jumped on our bikes about 9pm and headed out for some music. Someone directed us to a neat little itailian bar and some local studio musicians were sittin' in for a jam. They were great with some fun music from 4 Non Blondes. We headed back and hit the hay. Slept in a bit and then hit the water about 8:30am for the sail home. Had some wind so we sailed and had a nice omlet in the cockpit. Home about 11 and what a great trip it was!!

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