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Report from VALIS – Sept 10 – Back Home

On Sept 10, 10:00 AM PST, VALIS arrived in Sausalito and is now tied up in her regular slip. This completes our 20-day passage from Kauai. We are all well and in good spirits, happy to be home, but grateful for an incredible voyage.

Our last day gave us good wind speed and direction, and clear evening skies. Daniel has the honor of sighting the first sign of land, the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, at about 11:00 PM. As we sailed towards home, we saw the light on the Farallones, then as the sky began to get light, we saw the light on the San Francisco Sea Buoy. Near dawn, we saw a fog bank towards San Francisco, and shortly after we sailed into thick, low, fog, with only about 300 yards visibility. We ran under radar until we crossed under the Golden Gate Bridge, when the skies cleared and we had good visibility until we arrived in Sausalito.

Our friend Richard Bowen greeted us as we tied up, and brought a bottle of Champagne, with which we all toasted our successful voyage. It was quite a moment.

We are now cleaning up the boat, and will shortly be heading for our homes. Again, thank you for letting us share our adventure with you.

Dan, Jim, Paul, Paul

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