What a beautiful day – perfect California weather, warm but not too hot. In response to the great weather the local boating community came out in force today. Lots of activity around Sausalito and in the bay.
This morning I remeasured the anchor cable and replaced the markers. Over one hundred anchor deployments since last year have knocked a some of the markers into submission and it’s hard to tell what they are as the chain whips out. I use plastic wire ties for markers, one tie for ten meters, two ties for twenty meters etc. Not very environmentally friendly but they don’t easily come off and are easy to see, especially in the dark.
At midday I went ashore in the rubber duck. I had a good walk around town and found some free Wi-Fi to download a weather file. The weather is not too flash offshore. Close to the coast there are strong winds and further out a huge patch of light airs. The local forecast is predicting gales for Monday and hazardous conditions for Tuesday on the coast. It’s hard to appreciate what is happening offshore as the conditions inside San Francisco Bay are quite calm now. Anyhow, I won’t be going offshore before Wednesday, that’s clear.
I am starting to get the urge to move on now. If we get some breeze in the Bay tomorrow I will have a look at moving to a different anchorage – should not be too busy as its Monday.