Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bodega Bay and Drakes Bay California

We left Brookings Oregon on Sat 20 arrived in Bodega Bay Monday the 22nd. The seas gave us a nice suprise to go around Cape Mendocino ( one of the trickiest parts of the coast to get around)the seas were fairly flat and the wind calm so we decided to make the 30 hour run to Bodega Bay. Well we guess when the weather says expect strong winds and mixed seas they mean it. We sailed for about 26 hrs in a washing machine. The boat and crew were very happy to pull into the bay. It reminds us of the lake
around Vernon or Blackstrap in Saskatchewan, very calm and surrounded by hills with very little vegetation. We should be in San Francisco in a couple of days. Debbie has done a great job on the boat dealing with some tuff conditions.

Took the bus into Santa Rosa yesterday and visited and made like tourists.

As of now Wednesday the 24th we are anchored in Drakes Bay.