Last year, we spent 29 days out and about in the Bay Area from the San Joaquin River in the Delta to spending our first night outside of the Golden Gate in Half Moon Bay. All said and done, 2016 was pretty great, but we have goals for you 2017. We want to double our sailing days this year… bring on 60 days away from the dock!
JD is still working his butt off at a tour company in San Francisco, and I’m sweating my days away at Berkeley Marine Center as a boat builder, so we are going to have to take advantage of any free time we have.
Thoughts on how to make 60 days on the water possible:
1 – Keep the boat in near sailing condition, always.
2 – Take advantage of longer days and sail after work. Night sailing!
3 – Weekend trips around the Bay, every chance we get.
4 – Friday Night Beer Can races on S/V Spirit.
5- Plan another week long sailing trip for 2017.
JD built a handy spreadsheet for us to keep track of our time out on the water. Eventually we’ll use this information when we get our Captain’s licenses, but for now, it’s a great way to measure our accomplishments. Compared to 2016, we’re not doing too shabby. By this time last year, we’d been out a mere one time compared to 5 times in 2017.
Kicking the year off anchored out underneath the Golden Gate Bridge was a phenomenal start. We could see the fireworks over the Bay Bridge all the way from Horseshoe Cove by Fort Baker. The next morning, we headed for Ayala Cove at Angel Island and hiked to the top of Mt. Livermore. I’m looking forward to many more “mini” adventures this year.