|Angel Island with GG Bridge in background|
Kids are back on board!We reunited with kids in San Fran (thank you Aunty Whitney for flying them down!). Since then we have seen everything from China Town to the Jelly Belly factory to a wonderful winery in Napa (yes, we did the jelly belly factory and winery on the same day!).
After almost a week in San Fran, we felt ready for our first leg down the coast with kids. We decided to expose the kids to all of it at once - coastal sailing and an overnight combined. The energy aboard was palpable as we went under the Golden Gate bridge. I resisted the urge to tell the kids to calm down and just soaked it up. They were in life jackets and harnessed in for the first time. The bridge, the light, the dolphins - they were all part of the magic.
We pulled into Half Moon Bay just after midnight and navigated the entrance buoys beyond the breakwater until we found a little spot to put down our anchor and get some rest. The kids awoke to a world filled with pelicans and fishing boats and after we fueled up - lots of flies! Fly swatting and dodging shrimp pots filled the first few hours of our journey to Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz did not disappoint with whales, dolphins a great beach and a fun boardwalk to entertain.
|Kids at Monterey Aquarium with Herring ball in background.|