Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Half Moon Bay, California...Day 26

Carol and me in Sausalito.  No, I do not miss work!
On October 4th, my friend Carol and her husband Ryan came out from Sacramento to visit Richard and I.  After a quick boat tour, we all headed out for lunch in Sausalito.  It's always a perk when someone comes to visit and they have a car to drive around in even if Richard and I think we are going way too fast (you get that perspective when you live on a boat that maxes out at about 6-7 miles per hour).  Returning to the boat, Carol asked when we thought we'd be in Tahiti and I suspect she might be brewing a plan to visit!  

Dinghy races inside the breakwater at Half Moon Bay.
We left Sausalito around 9:30 am and motored out under the Golden Gate Bridge.  Again, we had clear skies but with the added excitement of military vessels in the area which meant that we had to be extra careful about how close we were to those vessels (federal law requires that pleasure boats be 500 yards from any military vessel).  The reason for all the military vessels had to do with the Fleet Week activities in San Francisco. We made our way out of San Francisco Bay and turned left to head south towards Half Moon Bay, our next stopover.  We decided to stop at Half Moon Bay in order to circumvent an overnight passage on our way to Monterey.  We motored the entire way and there was really nothing exceptional to report on other than the occasional crab trap and seal.  

Richard called the Pillar Point Marina and secured a slip for us for the night.  Pillar Point Marina is basically a fishing harbor with a couple extra slips available for transient boats. We secured a slip and Richard went out to explore while I prowled the docks in search of fresh seafood.  Richard was the winner in my book as he located the local brew pub while all I was able to locate was a fishmonger selling fresh crab.  I bought and cooked the crab and then heard from Rhythm who was entering the marina.  Plans were discussed and it was decided that we would spend one night in Half Moon Bay and them leave early the next day for Monterey.


  1. It was no nice to see you, and to meet Richard! I can't wait to meet you again in the south pacific :) Safe travels, and I'll be following along on this adventure.

    1. Likewise Carol! It was great to see you and Ryan. South Pacific huh? Keep watching for updates as we get closer!