One of my goals this year is to document more of our days. We do pretty well taking photos when we go on vacation, but for smaller things, I rarely pull out the camera. Ryan took most of these photos, but I did snap a few of them.
Really, it comes down to the fact that some days are perfect and I love having the photos to remember them by.
Ryan’s cousins Jami and John took us sailing out on San Francisco Bay last weekend. They are taking classes to be sailing certified, and this day helped them get some more hours on the boat. I’ve only hung out with them during holidays, and it was fun to spend the entire day together. I quite like them.
Ryan and I had never been sailing before, but both relished the chance to enjoy the beautiful weather (70 in January!). For a lot of our day, the wind was calm and the water was still, so we motored around the bay instead of sailing.
We left out of Alameda, and boated under the Bay Bridge, passing along the waterfront.
Ryan looked particularly handsome with his beard. I sure do like him.
Alcatraz was in fine form as well. It’s one of my favorite tours in the US. If you’re ever in San Francisco, you have to give it a try.
We made friends with this guy, who was sort of Gunnar of the Water.
When we got to the Golden Gate, we were able to unfurl the sails and let the wind take us away. Or at least take us back and forth for a while.
Jami and John taught us how to steer and tack. Ryan tacked well.
I, on the other hand, fell over.
It was such a beautiful day, even with the relatively calm wind. I loved spending the entire day outside, enjoying our family.
We motored back under the new span of the Bay Bridge. The two Bay Bridges were quite a contrast.
It was fascinating to see the old bridge and the new bridge meet at Treasure Island from this angle. It’s not a view that many people get to see, and it won’t be there much longer, since the old bridge is being dismantled. You can already see it doesn’t have it’s old top deck on the left side.
We desperately need rain in California. It’s frightening. It’s 70 degrees in January for goodness’ sake. I love this shot that Ryan took as we neared our marina — but it shows the incredible haze in the South Bay. We’re praying for rain to wash the haze away and water our weary land.
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