Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Under the Golden Gate!

The Big moment had arrived. The moment we had dreamed of....cruising under the San Francisco Bridge!.... and it was so enshrouded in fog we couldn't see a blessed thing! As we motored into the blustery bay (the only wind all day) we could see the Island of Alcatraz looming ahead in the mist. Then the fog cleared in front and we inhaled the stunning vistas of the Bay Area as we were carried into our slip at the St. Francis Yacht Club.
   Our first mission was to put together our folding bikes which we had purchased and had delivered to the Saint Francis ahead of us. Thumbs up to Don from West Marine SF for going the extra mile. (50 actually!) That accomplished we set out to a nearby bicycle shop to research carriers for puppy dogs. George chose a modest wicker basket style, and happily rode along behind Daragh taking in all the sights along the way. Hopefully he will learn to lean into the curves eventually! Tomorrow we head to the famous Pier 39 and, as usual, stay at the best accomodation in the bay, Chantey V.


  1. Woohoo! Way to go guys! We can't wait to be underway too! Cheers

  2. You can now post comments without logging in, anonymous. Comments will not appear right away as a precaution against spam. Daragh and Cathryn

  3. Fair dinkum guys and the bikes look great! Enjoy the Bay area and fair winds heading south. Blake (Sea Fever)

  4. Hi you guys,

    It's magic to sail under the under the Golden Gate Bridge, even in the fog, isn't it? Congratulations, you've completed the hardest part of the passage south! Keep well, have fun, and enjoy.

    love & hugs,

    Connie & Peter

  5. Hi Cathy and Daragh,
    We have been in touch by e-mail but I am trying to post a comment also. Just to say, we miss you guys and so glad to see you are having such a wonderful time. Thanks for the phone calls, I tried you also but no luck. What a fabulous experience you are having! Enjoy the memories and have fun! We look forward to seeing you when you return. Love Always, Michelle, Gary, Michael and Colin. PS: Abby misses Goergie big time!