On Friday February 21st a strong high pressure settled off California creating a weather window. Seas along the coast from San Francisco to Cape Mendocino moderated to 4 feet or less. Winds dropped to less than 10 knots. It was our time to go north. Unfortunately the Wild Blue delivery crew was booked. So instead Alex began the trip single-handed. First stop was South Beach Harbor in downtown SF.
At 9am Saturday, Alex cast off from our favorite Westpoint Harbor. Wild Blue rode the ebb tide up San Francisco Bay. It was fine going in pond-like water and he enjoyed South Beach Harbor moorage at the end of a short 2 hour cruise.
|South Beach Harbor is dwarfed by the City's skyline.|
|The Harbor has great views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge and AT+T Park.|
On Sunday, Pat joined us after her evening of charity work at the SLO Symphony Ball. By 11am Wild Blue was motoring westbound towards the Golden Gate. The seas were flat inside and the San Francisco entrance bar was totally docile. We all enjoyed the Bay and its sunny weather with good company and returned to South Beach for refreshment and replenishment.
|Alcatraz is the big SF tourist destination.|
|Approaching Point Reyes while Drakes Bay stays tame.|
|Point Reyes lighthouse is pretty high up there.|
|It seems even higher the closer you get.|
|A bit early for this whale to be northbound, but at least he will|
have first shot at all those Alaska salmon.