On October 4, we left Sausalito for our passage to Mexico. We’ll have more stories to share along the way, but in the meantime, here’s a few photos of what we’ve seen so far.
We transited the Golden Gate on a sunny, warm, clear—and windless—day.
We anchored in Half Moon Bay to catch our breath and let the cats recover from their first ever ocean passage. Chase, a connoisseur of cabinets and closets, found his perfect sailing spot right away. Guinny, however, was nervous, puked, and did not find her sea legs on this trip. But we got a lot of ideas to make her more comfortable and are happy to report dramatic improvement by day two. And both cats forgot what happened within five minutes of setting the anchor.
The next morning, we woke up to this view. We waited a couple hours to see if it would burn off, but the fog barely budged.
We decided to leave anyway.
Most of the day looked like this.
But in the afternoon, we got a few hours of this. It was glorious!
Our next stop was Monterey. We tied up at Breakwater Cove Marina, which is inside the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We’ve seen and heard some incredible marine life, including these jellyfish.
Understandably, Chase was nervous.
We also spotted this adorable baby sea otter, which set up camp in a rental kayak near the marina entrance.
The offshore forecast is not favorable for the next couple of days, so we decided to put safety first and stay here (in Monterey) until Monday or Tuesday.