Post 32: Family Road Trippin’ (part dos)

~Jen~

Here’s me playing a bit of catch up…  while living in Las Vegas over the past summer, we took a road trip back to SF to spend a bit of time on the Bay.  It was so amazing, I want to make sure to record a bit of it on the blog (even if I’m 6 months late).  If interested in the full story, check out Post 30.

PART DOS: THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Do you know that feeling of arriving home after an extended time away?  You have a big grin and a relaxed, radiating feeling throughout.  That was JD and I as we drove through Emeryville and down the road leading to our marina with a sweeping view of the Bay Bridge, the SF skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.  I can’t complain about having such an iconic view to welcome us back to s/v Gone Tomorrow.

Yeeehaw!

After some quick checks and a bit of loving, our sailboat was ready to go. A few friends hopped on board, and we headed out to explore the Bay.  A few firsts:

  • Checking out Pier 1 1/2 near the Ferry Building
  • Successful overnight anchoring at Paradise Cove
  • Docking in Tiburon for a quick beverage at Sam’s Anchor Cafe

In an effort to be brief, I won’t go on and on about the firsts… but I do want to remember how nerve wracking it can be to do something for the first time.  Will that nervous feeling ever go away when it comes to finding a place we’ve never been to from the water?  Land marks just don’t seem so obvious from the boat looking towards land.  Looking forward to having more experience under our belt!

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On the boat again.
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Leah & JD successfully dropping the anchor.
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Sunset dinner and drinks while on the hook.
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Ruby on a mission. Checking out the town of Tiburon.

Sweet success!  I can’t wait to get out and do more overnight trips around the Bay… before making our way under the Golden Gate to explore some of the CA coast.

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