This is a speed record for WORKNOT. Entering SF Bay under the Golden Gate.
Our first entrance to SF Bay (below) was on our 42' Grand Banks 3-11-2003. Its still a thrill!
Just behind Alcatraz Island this ferry crossed in front of us. According to the AIS he was making
32.4 knots with no help from the current! Burning about the same amount of fuel in about 2 or 3 minutes that we burn in a hour.
Anchoring in Clipper Cove, just off of Treasure Island was a familiar scene. Over the years we spend many days and nights here watching the new Oakland Bay bridge being built. Now the old bridge is being taken down. You can see some of it in the background. The lighting at night is amazing. A real engineering accomplishment.
Completed at 4 times the original engineering estimate it truly is stunning from the water.
Box Score: 4 Hours 28 Miles 17 Gallons
3/23/2015 Short trip to a slip in Alameda
Heading up the Oakland Estuary the next morning we passed the Port of Oakland on our way to a guest slip at Marina Village.
Plan to stay here in Alameda, visit some friends, make a run to Las Vegas for routine doctor visits and wait for a weather window to continue north.
The crew is taking the opportunity to rest up for the trip north.