Friday, November 14, 2008

Provision, weather, provision, provision weather!

We know it’s time to sail because the first projects that we did are ready to be done again… So, instead of doing those projects and being at the dock for another season, we’re going sailing and we’ll do them at anchor as we can where the weather is sunny and warm. From the way Shawn is buying provisions, you’d think that nobody eats or cleans or does anything anywhere in the world except for Berkeley. Just one more trip to Berkeley Bowl, and Trader Joe’s, and the pet store, and… And Chris wouldn’t mind one more trip to Svendsen’s, West Marine and maybe Pineapple Sails too. Please let this weather window hold because we really can NOT fit another weeks worth of provisions on the boat. It’s time to get out there and experience what we really need instead of attempting to anticipate every possibility from the dock. Even though we’ve been planning this forever, there seem to still be millions of loose ends. So, a couple more full days running around town and we’ll be fully loaded (likely down to the water line) and will deal with the loose ends as they come- later. Thanks for all of your encouragement and please send good weather thoughts our way. Love you all!

Chris visits his grandparents in Oahu

Grandma and Grandpa it was great to see you both!!!
Dave where he grew up

Dinner at the Nishi's in Mililani town

Boogie boarding at local breaks

Punahou classmates

Shave ice!!

USS Missouri Tour- amazing history!

Sarah taking awesome pictures

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The rest of October and early November

Sail with Marie and Laura. It was so much fun to FINALLY get you both down here! Where, however, are we supposed to replace that amazing bottle of port?!

Chris and Moonshadow Dave just west of Alcatraz

Watching for cargo ships out past the gate

Fighting against a strong ebb tide to get back under the gate.

Shawn at the helm

Griz doing the navigating for us

Sunrise in San Pablo Bay

Riding the ebb tide back toward Berkeley

Red Rock and the San Raphael Bridge.

Grizzly scanning her territory from behind the main sheet and on top of the stowed dinghy.

Tao's home in Berkeley under a full moon rising.