Another quiet day at Sausalito anchorage – just a bit more wind and cooler since yesterday. There is a cold front approaching on Thursday and everybody is getting excited at the prospect of rain – apparently quite rare this time of year. Quite impressive watching the cloud coming off the ocean and building above Sausalito then cascading down into the town this morning.
Early today a Pelican was fishing by the boat. What an ungainly bird. First, he gets airborne with a great seemingly uncoordinated performance of feet and wings. Then circles around and drops like a bag of wet rags into the water beak first. I suppose Pelicans must catch fish but they don’t look very convincing, looks like pot luck fishing to me.
Later in the morning I took the rubber duck ashore – getting to be a routine. I was going to walk up to West Marine, quite a way up the road. The wind was building so I didn’t wander too far as it’s a wet ride in in any chop in the dinghy.
I downloaded another weather file, a strong cold front is hitting the coast on Thursday. Looks like there will be a weather window for departure on Friday following the front. I expect I will need to sail quite a way south to avoid the high pressure and calms sitting on my route.
Meanwhile – nothing much else happening. That’s good I suppose.