Monterey Bay Our alarm went off at 4:30 am in Half Moon Bay. We were aiming to get to Monterey Bay during daylight. We thought we might wake up the kids to feed them breakfast so they had food in their bellies in case the waves were big, however, once we got out there the … Continue reading Week 16 – California Coast Hopping – Monterey Bay and Morro 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
Clearing Customs We arrived from our offshore voyage mid-morning on October 1st. Our first order of business was to clear customs in Oakland so we tied up at Jack London Square beside a replica pirate ship. We heard someone saying later that it was the actual ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. … Continue reading Week 14 – Welcome to San Francisco Bay
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!
Our week in the Broken Group and Bamfield ended in dreary fog so we wanted to hightail it up to Port Alberni. We had around 2 weeks to kill until our crew was ready to head offshore for our trip to San Francisco. And although Port Alberni is a great place, we weren’t really looking … Continue reading Week 11 & 12 – Home for a Rest