We’ve been anchored out in Clipper Cove on Treasure Island for the last 2 or 3 days. Went out for a day sail one of the days, spent a number of days checking out the sights of San Francisco and visiting with friends there and in Oakland.
Yesterday we went for a walk on Treasure Island, which is a now closed down Naval Base. But the city leases bits of it to business and housing. A number of the buisness are Wineries……with tasting rooms!
After walking past 3 or 4 of them, and those being closed for the Labor day weekend, we were just about to give up. When we hear some loud ass Trance music blasting out of a building that was clearly the old naval brig for the base. HUGE curved in fence and all. And on the fence was a big sign proclaiming it to be a winery….with a FREE tasting.
We wandered in.
Took us awhile to find anyone. Finally I find a guy stacking wine barrels. He turns out to the owner and comes out and starts pouring us wine and telling use some awesome stories about the area and the island….and his wine. He had not planned on being open today, but was just there to get some work down…..then we showed up.
Twenty three different wines and two or three hours later we walked out with an awesome bottle of wine and a sweet midday buzz. The owner was hilarious and invited us to his house for drinks the next day if we happened to be in his area.
Today (Monday the 2nd) we left Clipper cove and sailed over to Sausalito. Where we are anchored right now.
On the sail over…the Fly Emrites AC72 came SCREAMING right at us and used us as a turning mark!! It was unbeliveably awesome to see that big ass boat, flying by up on foil…..! UnBEfuckingliveable…
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