News from San Fransisco

Mon 1 Aug 2016 00:01
Following on from our 4th of July arrival we moved to a slip in Emery Cove Marina, Emeryville (one of the most well run marinas we have ever been to. We took the opportunity to rent a car and travelled inland to visit friends in Shaver Lake and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Just over an hour away are the Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries; naturally we made a visit to sample some truly fine wines.

Not a day has passed, whereby we have not been glued to the weather GRIBS to check for opportunities to sail up to Vancouver. Apart from one small window; which we couldn’t make due to alternator and freezer problems; we have not seen a decent weather window since. Apart from very strong head winds, a large swell; which would make the 800nm journey a complete slog!

If the weather doesn’t improve we may even decide to leave Nimue here, whilst we return to the UK………….but looks as though there may be a glimpse of something on the horizon!