Sunset on the Pacific
Sailing to San Francisco in 2009 was a longer trip than anticipated due to the light winds but exciting for photography. We left Newport, Oregon, on the morning of September 1st after losing the propeller the day before (read here). On day 4 we stopped for a few hours in Eureka, California, to fix electrical problems.
We finally sailed under the Golden Gate on the morning of September 6. It was six days and five nights of visual opportunities at sea. Cheers to my teammates Jennifer, Nicolae, Gordon, Peter and my dear brother!
Arriving at the Newport marina for departure
Leaving Newport behind at sunrise
Moonrise over the Northern California coast
Fog and more fog
White rainbow usually seen during low fog
Golden Gate Bridge
Gordon’s catch for dinner, but we decided to throw it overboard when a worm was found while cooking it.
My brother on “cooking” watch dealing with a hungry bunch of sailors
Relaxing on deck during my watch
An ocean sunfish catching some rays
Hoping for more wind, Gordon still has everything under control while Peter takes a nap
Whale passing by
Nicolae and Jennifer; sisters plotting other things than charts!
Dolphins playing with us
Dolphins are powerful fast machines
Looking for more wind…
The Seguin brothers warming up and taking time to relax while an electrician sorts out our electrical problems in Eureka, California
Plotting, plotting… Peter planning our final approach to San Francisco Bay with the tide
The last few hours steering our way in the fog to approach the entrance of San Francisco Bay
High fives and big smiles, we steered exactly into the channel and the Golden Gate Bridge is now visible
Sailing under the Golden Gate, our trip comes to an end
Many nice big toys can be seen in San Francisco Bay while sailing into our marina
Our sailboat is docked, foul weather gear is off and the shower will feel great. My brother calls home and we are looking forward to see our family. We just need to drive 11 hours straight to get back home in Oregon!