What a beautiful day to head out the gate for a picnic on the beach.
Ediko and Dave head toward Bonita Cove with a backdrop of Doerte's geological study.
Where we have a wonderful welcoming crew to guide us through the surf.
We rest for a bit.
... and take turns flirting with the surge....
Dave's the last guy off the beach, and he got NO help at all. Nice guys really do finish last.
Pumping the boat out after the sail rejects the notion of working with a violent whump!!
Alan is watched over by the safety bird.
Joe Sharp heads toward Bonita Cove.
Don Fleming, Vicki Luibrand, Lisa (me), Rich Luibrand, Dave Littlejohn, Alan Kepner (peaking round Dave), Norm Strutin, Nancy Bisio, Joe Sharp's behind, and Ruth Cooper.
Vicky and I do the Vanna thing.
... and mugging for Rich's camera....
This could very well be the last time we see Ellen in front of the Great Golden Gate. She intends to move to the southeast coast this fall. :(
The apres - paddle re-hydration event.
Ediko has her first "out the gate" experience.
So does Terry Kelly in his new boat.
The Birthday Feast
While the more energetic ones practice synchronized launching to go back around Point Bonita.
After the beach dwellers had our naps, and the cave explorers had their fun, we all head off the beach one by one.
Norm against the SF skyline
And the prize-winning view.
Terry Kelly, Fred Smith, and Norm Strutin against the rocky shore.
Bonita Cove had dumpy surf, and not much beach, so we turned back to land on Black Sand beach.
Complete with Cake, courtesy of Don Fleming.
Where they explore a cave...
One by one by one we get off the beach. Thanks to Joe Petolino, Don Fleming, Dave Littlejohn, Alan Kepner, and more!!
This is the last you'll see of Rich's sail.....