To avoid thread creep on the "When Are The Seas Just Too Rough" thread, I've reposted Walt's comment here.
Originally Posted by markpierce
We need to spend more time in the SF Bay!
Al, Mark, Ray, Craig, PG and others:
To even consider spending more time in SF Bay, without having to do a long cruise, speaks to the great cruising ground you guys have up there. To cruise salt water in surroundings such as SF Bay and then rinse the cooling system with fresh water ((Without pulling the boat out or going through a lock) is pretty damn neat! Not to mention covered slips and rates that are ridiculous when compared to San Diego. I'm envious! ( But not enough to leave S.D.)
You're right, Walt. We're very fortunate to have such a diverse and vast estuary at our fingertips. Next week a group of us including markpierce and Giggitoni are heading up the Petaluma River to spend 3 relaxing days taking in the local sights, sounds and flavors. My best friend, Gene, is also joining us in his 42 Jefferson Sun Deck ACMY.
Gene and I have a 5 hr trip to Vallejo on Monday, then we all go 4 hrs into Petaluma on Tuesday morning. We're bringing our bicycles and will take a tasting tour of the Lagunitas Brewery on Wed. (I don't plan to mix the two!) I hope to post some pics on this thread when we return.
I'm also eager to return to Angel Island now that the weather has warmed. Once there, I'll have little excuse for not heading out the Gate.
The Delta will be warming up soon, in more ways than one. I'm planning a 10 day stretch around the July 4th festivities in the company of thousands! Mandeville Tip is the place to be for the Hilton family-sponsored fireworks. It's a multi-day melee and always a good time. Dswizzler is sure to be there and I hope other TFers can join in the fun. I plan to start out in the thick of it all near Dswizzler and other friends, but plan to pull back into the open anchorage as the crowds become more rowdy and boisterous. Pics to follow.
Unfortunately, thanks to our federal financial mismanagement, the San Francisco Fleet Week has been cancelled for 2013. So it looks like I'll be halibut fishing that week!
Come on up and join in the fun, SeaHorse II! You just might like it enough to leave America's Finest City!!