Serge, Jim, Vlad and I had dinner and shared a bottle of red wine before spending the night on Elise.
Proudly displaying Elise's toilet. This is how you can tell that she is not a cruising boat.
In the morning, we sailed ut of the harbor in very little wind. We were upwind most of the time so we could actually achieve pretty decent boat speed. We saw two whales in Half Moon Bay and one more on our way back in the Ocean as well as a curious sea lion right by the boat, looking at us several times with intense curiosity.
Jim whale watching. We were in short and T shirt the entire time.
Vlad making faces
Saying good bye to Half Moon Bay
As we re entered the Bay we came across a dead sea lion. The carcass had been untouched by sharks and other marine scavengers. There was a line wrapped around the body and I wondered if this human action killed the poor mammal or if it wa a natural death.
Right at the bridge we had a 10 knot breeze so we set the kite. We attempted a jibe but wrapped the spinnaker around the forestay as the starboard twing block broke so we just took it down early. I spent 15 minutes unwrapping the damn thing.
We put the boat back on her trailer and were done for the day. Another marvellous day on the water.
What a treat.