Our Second Pacific Crossing

After 15 days at sea (actually 15.16…) S/V Julia arrived in Hilo, Hawaii. Departing Oakland for the Pacific Ocean When we departed Oakland and headed out in San Francisco Bay, a thick fog hung over the Golden Gate Bridge. The fog was selective, above us and behind was clear...

One Day in San Francisco

Aside from a 6-hour layover in San Francisco, David and I had never been, so we jumped on the opportunity to spend one day in San Francisco while passing through on a sailboat. San Francisco Public Transportation It was incredibly easy to get around in SF.  Tickets to the...

Sailing from Portland to San Francisco

We flew back to the states for our first paid crewing gig on a sailboat – we’ve been hired to help the owners of another FP Helia from Portland, Oregon to Hawaii. Arrival in Salpare Bay After spending some time in Seattle with David’s grandmother and then at an...