Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sad to See Them Go

Mum and Dad left for their drive back to BC. It was nice to have them here, we enjoyed ourselves, and got a lot of work done! I'm sure they'll be back...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Around Sausilito

Over the past couple of weeks, I've had a chance to explore Sausilito. Here is a glimpse:

The library:
The Art Car:
House boats are popular in Sausilito:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Golden Gate in the Fog

Mum, Dad and I went for a walk in the Marin Headlands - with views over the Golden Gate Bridge. It was windy, and foggy... so this is what we saw.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labouring on Labour Day

My folks arrived for a visit on the Labour Day Weekend. For a week, we worked hard varnishing the boat, and other assorted odd jobs. To be honest, Dad put in long hours with the scraper and brush, while Mum and I ran errands, picked up supplies and groceries, and other jobs, before picking up our paint brushes. It was a lot of work, but it looks great. I'm getting lots of compliments on the boat at the marina, and I'm sure Dad could have hired himself out and been able to enjoy the sun for many more weeks!

Although I didn't take any photos of the varnishing process, we did manage to sneak away for one afternoon of the Sausilito Art Festival. We wandered the artist booths, drank beer, and watched the Heros of Woodstock (did you know that it has been 40 years?). Here we are enjoying Canned Heat, and Jefferson Starship...

Sunday, September 6, 2009


As we were measuring the boat for the new sail we ordered, I didn't do a great job of attaching the tape to the halyard. So, unfortunately, the tape came tumbling down to deck without the halyard attached. There is only one way to get it back... climb up to the top of the mast to get it! Rookies.