It was all wet and dreary Sat morning. The kiddies were whining about staying home, Julie was burnt from work, I didn’t want to push my luck. So much for an early start. But, later that morning, it started to clear up and hey, suddenly everyone thought going out to the boat was not such a bad idea. Cool!
Stowin goodies for a weekend on the boat.
So we were never able to make it out to lunch at Angel. Sorry!
I -was- able to fix the Nav lights 'cause the kiddies wanted to try night sailing. We motored up the Oakland Estuary after dark to let the kids
see what it was like to go out on the bay at night. All of a sudden the sky lit up! Wow! A fireworks display right in front of us. Timing couldn’t have been much better. I guess there was a display at Treasure Island. It started up just as we were nearing the entrance of the Estuary. Pretty cool!
Sunday we started early, for us, and headed out to the Pacific. We picked up the wind
on the city front and started sailing to the gate. Right into some sort of forbidden zone blocked off by the Coast Guard Reserves. They came out a honkin’ and a yellin’. “Ok, OK! What way do you want me to turn?” I assume it was some deal to do with all the Fleet Week Festivities. We did see some cool stuff though..
The Jeremiah OBrian (Guessing on the spelling here)
There were fighter jets zomin’ right over our heads doing loops and rolls. They don't photograph well, looked like blue sky and tiny little dots..
, good time!
Sorry we didn’t make it to the island, but we did make it out the gate and the kids
were able to see some dolphins
. They’d been dyin’ to see one in the wild.