|This is the boat docked in Alameda
||Another pic - I didn't sail this day - just played Chauffer
||And another angle
||He likes David
Aug 17 1999
||out on the bay - playing captain ;)
|...with Maralyn, the sailing instructor.
||Going under the Bay Bridge...
||there it is behind us now.
|Kimberly and Maralyn with the bridge in the background.
||There's Eileen too - Kim's mom.
||San Francisco, the city by the Bay!
|Nice shot of the Bay Bridge heading into San Francicso.
||...with a boat heaing udner the bridge.
||Another view of The City.
|The fog is barely held back by the Golden Gate... but you can see the front of the boat here!
||Another view of the fog, and off to the left of this shot, you can (barely) see the Golden Gate Bridge.
||There's the end of the Bay Bridge heading into Treasure Island.
|Deborah (Kimberly's sister), Maralyn and Eileen.
||BIG ol freighter coming from the Alameda/Oakland area ... it's moving FAST.
||How fast is it coming up on us?
|Not so fast that...
||I can't get a couple more shots of the city.
||and my family.
|Wow - almost here!
||The tooted (loud!) at us, signalling they were going to turn starboard (right) and we should maybe move a touch. There's actually a guy waving at us up top, which was really cool!
||We turned around entirely and went back in the other direction to give them plenty of room (or rather, us plenty of room - I don't think we were really bothering them ;) )
|The city and the Golden Gate.
||Mom and Deborah working the lines to tack.
||Going back towards Alameda, under the Bay Bridge again.
|Mom, with the city in the background.
||Eileen, at the wheel.
||Bye San Francisco. Bye fog!
|Heading back into port. Deborah is up at the bow, just looking around.
||This is the cabin down below. I think the little hanging hammock for food is such a clever use of space! There's a berth (bedroom) all the way at the front and also in the back.
||This is where we're heading to dock.
||Back on land, being brought to my car (I parked where we left from, Deborah parked where we docked) I dropped the camera, then took this picture to make sure it works. Deborah said "oh great - you captured my 'Deborah, giving a concerned look' look" I think she's right.
Aug 20, 1999
|Docked at Sausalito now, mom looks pretty happy on her boat.
||David took MANY pictures - I have included this rather crappy one of me, because the rest were worse - there was a picture of my butt, my mom's butt, David's shoes, another pic of me looking right up my nose ... you get the idea. Boy I love digital cameras! No film to waste!
|David sitting on the back port seat - these are really comfy, and high up. He has his water pistol to shoot at floating leaves, etc. He has a harness and tether on rather than a life jacket. He is tethered at all times when up top and this frees us from having to have him completely watched like a hawk - if he went over he wouldn't go in the water, we'd just pluck him back up.
||Leaving the dock...
||There are a LOT of interesting house boats in the Sausalito area. This one was what David and I ended up calling the "Club House" ... I don't know if anyone actually lives there - I hope not!
|The blanket of fog was really neat looking coming over the hills. Lots of house boats here.
||There's a waterplane landing at this dock.
||Another cool shot of the fog and house boats.
|The Golden Gate Bridge!
||Mom, with Angel Island (still preserved for the most part!) in the background.
||SF at a distance.
|David, with my mom's ski hat - not all that cold, but a bit windy.
||David is helping me steer!
||We dropped anchor on the back side of Angel Island. The boat in the distance was stuck - their anchor snagged on something. David is pointing at a cool boat in the distance.
|There's the cool boat.
||David looking out from the bow again.
||The stuck boat. We spent some time trying to help them by hooking up to their boat and using our stronger engine to pull them out. No luck.
|Another view of the Golden Gate... got kind of windy on our way back in.
||Finally - can still see the Golden Gate, but the wind died down as we neared Sausalito again.
||A flock of pelicans, flying in formation - this was really cool looking!
|You can't really see but a dot of it - but there's the head of a seal looking right at us - SOOOO cute!
||Several seals sun bathing.
||Another shot of them.
|These LARGE houses on the hill ... not too shabby - I could stand it if you forced me!
||The clubhouse again.
||Major dredging going on over here.
Aug 26, 1999
|We went out for a couple of hours this afternoon. Here's the Golden Gate ... we got hit by some BIG gusts of wind on the way and the boat heeled almost entirely!
||Had to turn around here and head back in.
|Dueling cameras! Maralyn's brother joined us.
||David is hanging on to his seat in the back. After the heeling earlier, which he hung on through like a champ, he muttered first, then said out loud "This is too much like the Titanic!" He wasn't half wrong **grins**
||Final parting shot of the Bay.