Thursday, October 08, 2009

Golden Gate Bridge

Cloudy skies, calm seas. 4 days, 3 nights...8 more hours to go, ETA 17:00. Jordan put the fishing rod out once again but no luck this time. We are now nearing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the bells are ringing. Seriously. The buoys are ringing from the wave action and the seals are sunning themselves on them.

Approaching the Golden Gate Bridge

We're here! Under the Golden Gate Bridge at 15:48, N37°49.292' W122°28.722' with the sun shining. We approached San Francisco close to shore and did not use the main shipping channel.

Passing under the Bridge

The Blue Angels were practicing above us for an upcoming airshow on the weekend as we entered the Bay. Very impressive.

The following was taken by a web cam (after we went under the bridge) which Aaron, Jordan's son, graciously emailed it to us. That small speck at the lower left circled in red is Sea Turtle with San Francisco and Alcatraz in the background:

Celebrated with a glass (or two) of champagne, a gift for this momentous occasion from dear friends.

Dropped the anchor at 17:05 next to the only other Canadian boat. Time for another glass of champagne...we have to finish the bottle as the cork blew off and into the water beneath the bridge!

From Victoria to San Francisco, Sea Turtle's performance has been outstanding and she has proven that she is worthy of all the confidence that we have in her. Cheers to Sea Turtle, her Captain, and the First Mate!


Jeff said...

Congratulations again! I'm very happy for you guys. Sounds like a great adventure.

Turtle Mail said...

Thanks Jeff! We're loving every minute of it.