Barron Hilton's 4th of July Delta Fireworks

This free fireworks show is supposedly the largest boating event in Northern California. 

NoParis sightings but it was still fun.  It's surprising how far inland you can sail towards Sacramento... and by sail, I mean motor-sail.  

Dive Right In

On my 30th birthday I bought my very first sailboat and I had virtually zero sailing experience.  My first post-college job took me offshore on large oil and gas vessels so I had an idea that I enjoyed the remoteness and that I could take the conditions. I wanted a place to stay locally in the bay area so I had a good excuse to get a boat.  There are pros and cons to living aboard a sailboat but it's hard to argue against a waterfront view in SF bay for $600 a month... especially considering SF just made it to the top of the list for rental costs.