San Francisco Day 5

Isabel Burnham By

As is starting to become a bit of a habit, the day started with a team yoga and core session in the park at the bottom of Filbert Street, followed by picking up coffees, chai lattes and mini pickled gherkins (yes – Natalia eats these for breakfast!) from La Boulange.

After breakfast, Tony headed off to check in with the San Francisco coastguard to let them know our movements in the Bay over the coming days and the plan for our departure under the Golden Gate Bridge.  We stayed behind at the apartment to catch up on emails, finalise some outstanding logistics and start setting up our satellite phones.

Emma gets sat phone ready

We spoke with the awesome Ella Hewton, who will be updating our social media while we are out at sea and making sure that our blogs are posted to our website.  Ella has been involved in the row for more than 2 years and is an incredible support. We feel so lucky to know that she our website, Facebook, Twitter etc are in such safe hands while we are out on the ocean.

Skype with Ella

After a quick sandwich lunch with Tony, Nat and Laura headed off to get us sorted with a local mobile phone. Emma and I wandered down past the famous Powell-Hyde cable cars to the marina at Pier 39 to pick up some deliveries they had for us and to pop into the supermarket to keep us well fed.

Powell-Hyde cable car

The late afternoon was filled with a couple of hours of team admin.  We discovered late on that it will be another day before Doris is released from customs and we are able to get on with packing her up and starting our sea trials.  It’s frustrating to have yet another day’s delay, but it is what it is, so we contented ourselves with a well-earned dinner and a movie night.  We’ll crack on tomorrow with any of the outstanding tasks that don’t require Doris and we look forward to a jam-packed Wednesday and Thursday once we are reunited with her.


1 Comment

  1. i can’t believe the customers still has Doris! For goodness sake it’s a boat, not even loaded??
    You’re patience is brilliant, I’m sure this will pay dividends once on your way!!
    Will be following your progress x janet

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