|38º 2.16' N||121º 52.944' W||Galapagos||about 20 hours ago||Show|
|38º 2.16' N||121º 52.95' W||Galapagos||2 days ago||Show|
|38º 3.678' N||122º 11.466' W||Galapagos||4 days ago||Show|
|37º 52.266' N||122º 25.578' W||Galapagos||After a night in Sausalito in which the wind picked up considerably, forcing us to man the helm and motor away from a nearby boat, we decided that perhaps Angel Island would afford more comfort and protection. Eventually there was more protection but not much in the way of comfort.
I don't know if the wind blows like this all the time, but I have been impressed with its strength. The fact that we see smallish boats and big racing cats out all the time leads me to suspect that this is just normal weather. At any rate, we got a little protection in China Cove from the westerly as the evening wore on. But there were unusual thunder and lightning storms in the area which prompted us to unplug all our electronics. The downside to this anchorage was the nearconstant parade of fast foot ferries, galloping from San Francisco to smaller cities north and east. They only let up after ten which gave some relief but come morning, we were rocking and rolling again.
On Tuesday morning, we rowed to shore and visited the Angel Island immigration center and Fort McDowell. The immigration center in particular was interesting and touching. Many Chinese and Japanese immigrants passed through the center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the stories of of success in spite of rampant xenophobia and racism were heartening.||10 days ago||Show|
|37º 48.6' N||122º 25.506' W||Galapagos||This little man made bay is called the aquatic cove and it is part of the larger aquatic park, only non motorised vessel may anchor here, with a permit, for up to five days. They do allow sailboats to use their auxiliary engine to come in which is a good thing since the entrance is narrow and the wind and waves outside were stout.
We are here for five days and hope to explore the city from here. As an anchorage it is quite protected and it is used by a number of people in small craft. Interestingly, there are quite a few swimmers in the water, some in wet suits some not, swimming laps around this half mile wide lagoon. These Bay area water rats are a hardy bunch.||10 days ago||Show|
|37º 51.684' N||122º 28.668' W||Galapagos||With the weather looking mildly cooperative, i.e. a little less fog, we proceeded under the bridge from Balinas Bay to Sausalito. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was an emotional moment for us; all of our time and treasure has led us to this place and the view did not disappoint.
Since we had been outside the gate for the last two days recovering from our passage, i thought the bay weather and scenery would be similar. I was very wrong about that. As we approached the bridge we could see sunshine and seemingly hundreds of sailboat flying all over th bay. There were ferries and yachts and every other manner of vessel going hither and yon in beautiful sunshine. I felt like Dorthy waking up in Oz. The weather inside was dramatically different from Drakes Bay. And very much for the better.
We headed straight for Sausalito because that is the only place we really knew to anchor. It is a fine anchorage if a little rolly from boat traffic. Tomorrow we will go ashore and explore our first exotic landfall.||12 days ago||Show|
|37º 53.916' N||122º 40.764' W||Galapagos||13 days ago||Show|
|37º 53.904' N||122º 40.746' W||Galapagos||Moved to Balinas bay in the hopes of finding some sweet, sweet cell service. The anchorage is a bit rolly but we can watch cat videos. ||13 days ago||Show|
|37º 59.886' N||122º 58.26' W||Galapagos||14 days ago||Show|
|37º 59.868' N||122º 58.26' W||Galapagos||After almost six days at sea, we dropped anchor in Drakes Bay at about 10:30 am. After a respectful wait to ensure our anchor was secure, showers were taken followed quickly by collapsing into bed. Michael slept, Melissa could not. It takes a while to get back into a normal rhythm. ||14 days ago||Show|
|38º 4.722' N||123º 8.46' W||Galapagos||15 days ago||Show|
|38º 52.638' N||123º 53.592' W||Galapagos||We had good wind but from the wrong direction. Nevertheless, we sailed towards the point Arenas light house if only to see land for a while. Eventually we will have to motor south to make any kind of time to a reliable anchorage. Drake bay is looking good right now.||15 days ago||Show|
|39º 27.102' N||124º 12.306' W||Galapagos||16 days ago||Show|
|40º 26.904' N||124º 42.522' W||Galapagos||16 days ago||Show|
|40º 56.28' N||125º 0.786' W||Galapagos||17 days ago||Show|
|41º 50.7' N||124º 38.466' W||Galapagos||17 days ago||Show|
|42º 49.032' N||125º 21.324' W||Galapagos||18 days ago||Show|
|44º 0.594' N||125º 7.956' W||Galapagos||18 days ago||Show|
|44º 55.59' N||126º 5.1' W||Galapagos||19 days ago||Show|
|46º 9.318' N||125º 51.666' W||Galapagos||19 days ago||Show|
|47º 13.092' N||126º 17.958' W||Galapagos||20 days ago||Show|
|47º 13.248' N||126º 16.848' W||Galapagos||20 days ago||Show|
|48º 0.45' N||125º 20.028' W||Galapagos||20 days ago||Show|
|48º 9.672' N||123º 43.302' W||Galapagos||22 days ago||Show|
|48º 9.672' N||123º 43.314' W||Galapagos||22 days ago||Show|
|48º 32.502' N||123º 0.93' W||Galapagos||23 days ago||Show|
|48º 32.484' N||123º 0.924' W||Galapagos||Back in Friday harbor for one last mail run, fuel and water. We should be heading to neah bay on Wednesday. ||24 days ago||Show|
|48º 40.434' N||123º 12.0' W||Galapagos||26 days ago||Show|
|48º 40.368' N||123º 11.592' W||Galapagos||26 days ago||Show|
|48º 32.166' N||123º 0.618' W||Galapagos||<a href="http://littlecunningplan.com/2017/08/weve-got-mail/" target="_blank>We"ve Got Mail</a> ||about 1 month ago||Show|
|48º 38.49' N||123º 20.538' W||Galapagos||about 1 month ago||Show|
|48º 43.008' N||123º 22.164' W||Galapagos||about 1 month ago||Show|
|48º 43.008' N||123º 22.14' W||Galapagos||about 1 month ago||Show|
|48º 47.838' N||123º 5.454' W||Galapagos||48° 47.8353′ N,123° 5.4539′ W||about 1 month ago||Show|