2010-2011 San Francisco Bay

2011 OCT – SF Bay to Long Beach

2011 OCT – SF Bay to Long Beach

San Francisco to Long Beach Saturday October 29th 2011 It was a busy week prepping the boat for its trip from the SF Bay down to Long Beach.  I had lists of things to do and every evening after work I would work on clearing the lists.  The last thing to do on the boat […]


2011 July – Ziplining

2011 July – Ziplining

About a year ago a friend of mine asked me to go ziplining with her.  San Francisco was having an event downtown and had rigged a zipline 80-foot up, across a plaza.  I thought about the line breaking and me plunging 80ft to the concrete below and bursting open like a ripe watermelon, and declined.  […]


2011 July 4th – SAUSALITO

2011 July 4th – SAUSALITO

For the 2011 July 4th Annie and I decided to go back to Sausalito and anchor out next to Tiburon, as we did last year.  At the last minute my son Bryan called from Los Angeles and said he would be joining us for a few days, so Annie bought enough food for an army […]


2011 MAY – PETALUMA

2011 MAY – PETALUMA

2011 MAY – PETALUMA We planned to visit Petaluma over Memorial Day weekend.  Monday 30th was the official holiday and Annie and I made it a 4-day weekend by taking Friday 27th off as well.  We slept on the boat Thursday night, threw off the dock lines early Friday morning, and headed north up the […]


2010 OCT – FLEET WEEK

2010 OCT – FLEET WEEK

        FLEET WEEK – THE AIR SHOW Fleet Week has been a tradition since 1981 and is a highly anticipated event in San Francisco. With an estimated audience of 1 million, spectators crowd the city’s waterfront to be awed by a parade of Navy ships, along with a spectacular aerial show that […]


2010 Aug – Alameda & Ballena Bay

2010 Aug – Alameda & Ballena Bay

I invited the girls to spend the weekend on the boat at Ballena Bay and explore the island of Alameda with its historic Victorian homes.  Darlene said she couldn’t make it but Annie said she was game. The weekend before I had put my newly repaired dinghy in the water and ran the dink around […]


2010 July – 4th of July on the Bay

2010 July – 4th of July on the Bay

JULY 4th 2010 – Fireworks in the Bay INDEPENDENCE DAY – and a long weekend – Sat, Sun, and Monday. There are various sites in San Francisco Bay where you can anchor overnight that will give you an excellent view of the spectacular fireworks displays along the various waterfronts on Sunday night, the 4th of […]


2010 May – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING !

2010 May – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING !

May 2010 – AND I FINALLY GO SAILING ! I have never actually sailed FastAlley before, I have always just motored the boat. When we did the marine survey in La Paz in 2008 the owner said that in the 6 years he had cruised in Mexico, he had never sailed on the mainsail.  In […]


2009 Nov – Cruising the Sacramento Delta

2009 Nov – Cruising the Sacramento Delta

  I decided to spend a few days in the Sacramento Delta and shanghai’ed a friend into coming along.   We didn’t deliberately choose this time of year, namely late Fall; it was more or less decided for us by circumstances. But the weather forecast was for calm days, highs in the mid 60’s, and most […]