Thursday, September 12, 2013

San Francisco

Left Pittsburg Marina and arrived in San Francisco at the South Beach Marina on August 27 and stayed until Sept. 2nd.  Crossing over between Angel Island and South Beach Marina the wind was blowing hard and the bay was very rough.  Poor Chloe was not handling it very well and was really glad to be at the marina.  We had lots of visitors including our good friends Mike and Debbie.  We had a great time. Debbie and Jan went shopping and got pedicures while Mike and I stayed on the boat and took care of Chloe enjoying adult beverages.  We were only a few blocks from where the America's Cup boat New Zealand and Italy keep there boats.  It was amazing to see how they lifted the whole boat out of the water to store it until the next time it was used.   These boats will go up to 57mph.  They almost literally fly.  Across from where our boat was moored was a boat from the past owned by Marty and Stephanie.  We have not seen them for at least nine years.  When I saw Marty he was doing what he always is doing on his boat and that was sanding the teak getting it ready for a new coat of varnish.  We all got together Thursday night and had docktails and pizza.  They left the next morning to take the boat to the Delta.  Friday night Mike and Debbie went with us up to the South Beach Yacht Club and had a good dinner with a great view of the Bay Bridge.  On Saturday after Mike and Debbie left to go home our son Gary, Tiffany, and Ashley came on the Panacea to spend the night.  We all went to one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco, called Scoma's.  Always great food.  Next day we all walked down to Pier 39 where all the tourists go to shop for souvenirs.  Heck of a walk.  Too many people.  Ashley bought herself a bag full of tricks at the magic shop.   After we got back to the boat we all had dinner and they left to go home. Heading to Clipper Cove in Sausalito tomorrow.

Whose idea was this anyway?

Home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants
Hauled in for a wash and night night.
South Beach Marina
Gary and Tiffany enjoying good food at Scoma's

Granddaughter Ashley

Mike and Debbie with us at the South Beach Yacht Club
Sunset in San Francisco

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