Daily Archives: October 3, 2014

Drakes Bay to San Francisco

Passport 47

We are headed under the bridge.

Sue at Point Reys Lifeboat  Station.

Sue at Point Reys Lifeboat Station.

Drakes Bay was a pleasant surprise.  Point Reys National Park covers the many miles of shore but the point itself has a very interesting history not to mention the source of radio weather fax for our side of the Pacific Ocean.  We arrived in the dark and woke up to a HUGE bay, the sound of elephant seals noisily belching on shore and Adesso gently rolling in the swell.  After a quick breakfast we couldn’t wait to hit the trails on shore, what a beautiful area!! Josh and Sue did the first swim in “warmer water” and we settled in to spend our first night in days on the hook.  The following morning it was off to the Golden Gate bridge and Sausalito.  We managed sailing under genaker  for

Point Reys

Point Reys

about half the 20 miles then the wind died, even so the motor under the bridge was very exiting and marked the first of many firsts to come.  Our mission as we entered Sausalito was get fuel, water and cold beer which me managed to do before stores closed. Yeh!! The masses of boats anchored out was overwhelming but we found a spot kick back and enjoy the view and contemplate this new place with a cold one in hand!