The first thing we saw as we came ashore was this beautifully restored T Bird. The trip down from San Francisco was perfect. Offshore breeze and minimal wave action
View of the Pillar Point Harbor. The seas were flat and appears to be a good anchorage in the prevailing winds. Bottom was sand and holding very good.
Lots of historical reading abounds in the harbor walk.
Pillar Point and home of Mavericks. The Mavericks is a world famous surf break. The competition is held once a year and is open by invitation only. Competition this year is from January 1 until Marc h 31st. The twenty four Titans of Mavericks have 48 hours to be there when the 20 foot waves are forecast. Not for the faint of heart. check it out.
Different view that includes the Vandenburg tracking station. Used to track satellite launches from Vandeburg base ,south of Pt. Conception.
Not exactly sure how many miles I have sailed but must be close to 20,000. Been pretty lucky until about Three weeks ago while transiting the Pinole flats. We struck number 10 buoy. All I can say is......not paying attention! Sailing with headsail off the wind and lost track of drift and well, there you go. Above is port bow. LCB has a crash bulkhead so no water intrusion but disheartening to say the least. Called some friends on Napa River, we were headed to their house, and they were sure we could get hauled at the Napa Valley Marina.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.