Nomad and crew arrived in the San Francisco Bay Monday night and anchored in front of Sausolito.They poked their nose in to Fisherman's Cove on the Farallon Islands, but were instantly swarmed by thousands of flies. So they continued on, swatting flies. In fact, when Eloise and I arrived at midday on Tuesday, the boat was STILL covered with flies. Brian insisted that this was an improvement from the day before. We packed up dirty laundry and a few things and brought Brian back to Santa Cruz. Mike has a friend in Sausolito so he is staying aboard for a few days socializing.
One sad mishap occurred two days before their arrival. Uli lost his paddle. Uli is our Windpilot that responds to wind direction accurately and steers the boat through gale and light winds. His rudder that does this wonderful steering sheered off two mornings before Nomad arrived. We relied on Uli and our CPT autopilot all the way from Santa Cruz to New Zealand and back. He served us well and luckily Brian and Mike had our CPT Autopilot still.
Welcome back to California Nomad and crew!