We spent a couple of days in each of Santa Cruz and Monterey on Monterey Bay. We were good tourists, and spent an afternoon at the beachfront amusement part in Santa Cruz, riding rollercoasters and playing arcade games. It was more fun than I would have thought, and a good antidote to boat, boat, boat. […]
You may think that Scream's crew is small, but you would be sorely mistaken. In fact we have more crew members than you'd think would fit. Here's a brief introduction to the rest of the crew: Gen. George S. Patton (aka Ol' Blood and Guts) - Gen. Patton is our 64 HP Perkins engine. Like […]
Scream sailed (yes, sailed) out of San Francisco bay and south to Half Moon Bay. We didn't go ashore, but I can say that the Bay has a large, well-sheltered area inside the breakwater where we anchored in 15 feet. We spent our first night at anchor in calm water since Crescent City.
We're having a great time in San Francisco. After a month of small towns with few sailboats and fewer cruisers, San Francisco was a bit of a shock. There are dozens of boats out day sailing in the bay every day. We've also encountered several boats that we know from Canada, the first familiar faces […]
As anticipated, we've had to wait in port for weather to clear up a few times so far. The longest of these have been in Crescent City and Fort Bragg. We waited out gales in both towns, and took the opportunity of a few shore days for some sightseeing. Crescent City is located at the […]
We are now docked in the Noyo River near Fort Bragg. We rounded the notorious Cape Mendocino en route and it was an experience indeed. The forecast was for 15-25 knots behind us, but at she Cape we got a gale with enormous seas. The Saye's Rig steered the big waves beautifully, as we sailed […]
We sailed overnight from Coos Bay, Oregon to Crescent City, California. We left Coos Bay at the morning low water slack, motored more or less until dark, sailed through the darkness, and motored here arriving at high tide. We had two delightful visits: Shortly after dark we were sailing along beautifully and were visited by […]