Farallon Islands and Drakes Bay Sail – Aug 7-9th

Approaching the Farallon islands after motoring most of the 26 miles from the Golden gate in fog. We experienced a fog white out in the shipping convergence zone, which gave us a little scare. We were thankful for Radar! Saw some very big ocean swells as we got near the Farallones.

Farallones

As we anchored in Fisherman's bay in South Farallon island we saw a whale literally a few feet from the boat in the anchorage with us! That was pretty amazing sight.

Whale

We had perfect ocean sailing conditions from the Farallones to Drake's bay, some 20 miles north. 12-17 knots of wind, with moderate swells and blue skies! Munzie at the helm enjoying the sail.

Sailing

Eating like Kings in Drake's Bay. Jonathan (taking the photo) made some amazing 16 ounce steaks on the BBQ with a rich blue cheese sauce. Going ocean sailing is becoming an excuse to experience Jonathan's cooking!

Dinner

Jonathan and James enjoying breakfast in Drakes Bay. The morning started in thick fog but cleared up to blue skies and a beautiful summer's day. Unfortunately we had no wind until we reached SF bay.

Drakes