We sailed 'Indigo' south from Eureka on Friday and Saturday - a boisterous thirty hour trip with favorable northwest winds and following seas. For much of the time, the wind was so strong that we could make good time on the jib alone. Clear skies gave us great views of the coast, and of the stars and moon overnight. This is the image of Bodega Head, the last headland before we ducked into Bodega Bay to spend the night on Saturday. I know that rocks and vegetation along these headlands make such incredible colors, on shore, but I had never seen areas of this ocean showing this purplish brown.
Sunday morning we continued south past Point Reyes and Drake's Bay, one of our favorite places along this coast. This is how it looked yesterday morning:
From Point Reyes, we sailed in a straight line to Half Moon Bay, passing by the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The fog cleared, and we had a clear view of the shoreline north and south, and of the busy and confusing shipping traffic entering and exiting the Golden Gate. Now we are moored in Half Moon Bay, catching up on our sleep and cooking and interneting, while the rain and fog drip drum on the boat.