BYC Benicia    

Over Fourth of July Weekend, we sailed to Benicia.  Kristin, Zach and Jonah (from the club) came along for the sail.  It was almost a cancelled trip - our starter for our engine was giving us trouble and we couldn't get the engine going.  After we had Terry (a friend of Zach's) come over and 'jump start our starter' we finally were able to set out. But of course this adds something else to Dad's list of things to get done to the boat before we leave for the Ha Ha.

   What a sailor - that's Jonah sleeping all snuggled in Kristin's lifejacket.  

After we passed the Richmond bridge, we noticed that Rob from the Club was right behind us:   That's his new C&C 38...

  Taken some time to look out under the solar panels..

Whoo Hoo - Look at Jonah go.  Zach is starting him out early!!!!

  Just some shade, new solar panels and Rob off in the distance...

  All Smiles aboard Pacifica...

  Big Bridge Parts going down the Carquinez Straight...

  the sugar factory.

After we get settled into Benicia - it time to PARTY....    And this is my kinda party - some playtime on the beach..

  And some games of 'monster dad'

  Chase with Dottie.  We were tied up right next to her boat - so I had to walk across it every day.

  Tuckered Dottie.

Tuckered Me...

  Then the club had a Man overboard talk by Tom Jeramiason.

  Pacifica got her safety inspection for 2006.

  Our raft - there is another somewhere in the marina.

One evening we had a progressive dinner where all the humans went from one boat to the other for different courses.

Here are a couple of the boats:


There was also the local parade:   though I think something/one is missing BENICIA...




BYC members waiting to cross the street for dinner...

Then on the 4th, we sailed home to Berkeley - yes, just in time for the Berkeley FIREWORKS....DARN, i was hoping we would miss that this year!!!!!