Elise did it again - she was the main character in a story of happiness and fun. She took us out on a whale watching trip just outside the gate. We also saw sea lions and dolphins.
Jeremy drove during the upwind, I drove during the downwind and Susan drove during the reach home.
Jeremy was a great driver, he picked things up very quickly and learned to depend on what he was feeling and listening to the boat Vs overthinking the situation.
We left in a flood and in less than 10 knots of wind. We probably saw a maximum of 18 or so knots under the bridge. That was it. I was getting ready for 25+.
This never gets old but both Jeremy and Sarah acted super blasé
We saw a whale for the longest time. Not sure if you can see the fluke...We sailed probably within 3 boatlengths of it at some point as it was following a bunch of fish around most probably. It gave quite a bit of a show. We could even see its underside. It was riveting!
You can see the whale dive in the video.
Everything went well in the downwind. David trimmed and got us to Sam's fast as Sarah's tummy was asking for food quite impatiently.
Following the gusts down - the ebb was starting - despite the fog it was a very warm day and I didn't have to wear a jacket at all.
We docked at Sam's around 230 in the afternoon for a HUGE lunch - and then we headed back to the Club where a few of us stayed for drinks until 10pm; basically when the Club kicked us out.