Week 15 – Touristing in San Francisco Bay

Richardson Bay, Sausalito We had spent one night in Sausalito with my Mom and after she flew back home we decided to spend a few more nights here to catch up on sleep. Steve worked on fixing the auto pilot since it seemed to have put a brake on the wheel that we discovered while … Continue reading Week 15 – Touristing in San Francisco Bay

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Week 13 – Offshore to San Francisco!

Planning and Preparations Our plan for our first offshore trip was to sail the boat from Bamfield, Vancouver Island to San Francisco, which was approximately 780 nautical miles. We wanted to head at least 100 miles offshore so we wouldn’t have the effect of any refracting waves off the coast, and reduce the land effects … Continue reading Week 13 – Offshore to San Francisco!

Week 10 – The Broken Group and Bamfield, Barkley Sound

Our original plan was to circumnavigate Vancouver Island before we headed to San Francisco, and pick up our crew in Victoria; but as any sailor knows, our plans are written on the wet sand at low tide. We studied our charts and looked at weather patterns closely and decided that heading into the mouth of … Continue reading Week 10 – The Broken Group and Bamfield, Barkley Sound