In preparation for moving the boat up to Napa, Keith and I shuttled one of the cars up to Napa Valley Marina today. We are now looking at the tides for going under the gate to determine what our departure time should be. I always prefer taking enough time to be rested with a stay in Half Moon Bay but this time might be a bit of a challenge since the tides aren't quite in our favor. Keith and I talked about our options and since we are just going to double team this trip and leave all the chicklets with Auntie and Uncle we might just go the whole way up and do two hour sleep shifts to keep rested. I prefer to keep it flexible and not set anything in stone. If we get to HMB and I'm exhausted then I'm going to suggest we pull in and rest and then assess our next best tide window. The tides are so very important for us, not just for going under the gate, but also for our whole trip up the bay and into the Napa River. If we hit it wrong we can literally end up going backwards!
So that's where my mind is lately. Coordinating the move of the boat as well as figuring out when we are leaving for the drive back to Colorado to get settled into our Fall activities; soccer, piano, horseback riding, school.....ahhhh....overwhelming.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.