READY TO SAIL FROM SAN FRANCISCO

The weather forecast guys got it right, the cold front passed through last night with some good winds and rain behind.  I stayed up until three when the wind started dying down. I wasn’t worried about Truce dragging anchor, it was the other boats around, some of them almost wrecks, that I wanted to watch … Continue reading READY TO SAIL FROM SAN FRANCISCO

STILL WAITING IN SAUSALITO

This morning I did the daily routine, riding the rubber duck ashore. I had a nice walk up the waterfront and stopped by at the Sausalito house boat community.  There are some very large houseboats built on substantial barges.  The community looks very well organised, neat tidy and well maintained.  Judging the the cars parked … Continue reading STILL WAITING IN SAUSALITO

WAITING IN SAUSALITO

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 … Continue reading WAITING IN SAUSALITO

POLE DANCE

I awoke early this morning, the tide changed and the boats movement felt different.  Truce hasn’t moved, the anchor is still dug into the Sausalito mud. After a leisurely breakfast I didn’t feel like doing much.  It was still early when I sat on deck in warm sunshine and gave myself a haircut.  I like … Continue reading POLE DANCE

SAUSALITO SUNDAY

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 … Continue reading SAUSALITO SUNDAY

SAN FRANCISCO SOJURN

Ngozi and I have had a great time in San Francisco.  We have done a few of the tourist things and as usual ate too much, drank too much and spent too much. We had 4 nights in the Marina Village in Alameda.  This a good spot for access to local attractions and has easy … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO SOJURN

WINDY ON THE BAY

This morning we checked out of Brisbane Marina. We found Brisbane Marina to be a windy and remote place to be moored. But handy for the airport which was the reason for going there in the first place. Like The wind was blowing us onto the berth as we prepared to depart we had to … Continue reading WINDY ON THE BAY

NGOZI ARRIVES SAN FRANCISCO

 Brisbane Marina is quite close to the San Francisco Airport, planes can be clearly heard taking off and landing.  During the night, I awoke a couple of times thinking the wind was whistling through the rigging, only to realise it was the noise of jet engines in the distance.  I closed the deck hatch to … Continue reading NGOZI ARRIVES SAN FRANCISCO

ENTERING SAN FRANCISCO BAY

An early start from Drakes Bay after a wonderful peaceful sleep, Truce gently rocking all night.  The plan was to ride the flood tide into the Harbour and under the Golden Gate Bridge.  There was a slight southerly wind, not enough for sailing, so it was motor all the way. Shortly after departing Drakes Bay … Continue reading ENTERING SAN FRANCISCO BAY

GOLDEN GATE TOMORROW

Last night I was having a lovely run down the coast being pushed by a fresh wind directly from astern.  I just had the staysail up, sailing at between five and six knots without any fuss.  At midnight the fog closed in, a cold wet fog.  An hour later the wind had died and I … Continue reading GOLDEN GATE TOMORROW