The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sailing in the San Francisco Bay

Matt and I were invited to go sailing in the bay a few weeks ago. We embarked from Emeryville in the morning, sailed around to the north side of Angel Island and had a picnic there, then sailed past Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the Bay Bridge before heading back home. It was a great day! We LOVED sailing, and hopefully we'll be going again soon.

A map of where we sailed - the red line was our route.


Our view of the main sail.


A view of the east side of Angel Island. Angel Island handled many of the immigrants that came to the western US. It's often called "the Ellis Island of the West", and many of the buildings that used to house staff as well as the people that were quarantined on the island are still there.




This is where we had our picnic. This building on the north side of Angel Island used to be a barracks for some of the staff on the island, and is now a museum.


A view of Belvedere and Tiburon (we think) from our boat. This is said to be the most expensive real estate in the Bay Area.



The Golden Gate bridge and a passing sailboat.




Our boat and the Golden Gate Bridge.




Alcatraz Island - a different view than the one we normally get from the city.




A sailboat passing the city... I think this is the Marina Green in the background.




More city. You can see the Transamerica building to the left (the triangle building) and Ghirardelli Square to the right - if you look closely you can see the big "Ghirardelli" sign above the building. That's my favorite place in all of San Francisco. :)




Me driving the boat.




My sweet sailing shoes. Sperry Topsiders for $20 at Ross? Yes please.





Our captain and host Roby Hyde teaching Matt how to drive.





Steve and Debbie (Matt's parents) relaxing on the boat as we pass a cruise ship docked in San Francisco.





Matt, me, Steve, and Debbie on the boat after returning from our fantastic trip!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

This was the best! Hopefully we'll be invited again this summer!

MAF said...

I can't begin to describe how cool this was. I had a roommate in the MTC that went on a month long sailing trip with his buddies down in the Caribbean, and he told me all his stories and showed me the pictures. I have been addicted to sailing ever since. So this was like a dream come true for me.

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm glad you guys got to go.