18 May 2011

ahoy! i sailed!

all my wildest san francisco dreams came true last saturday when i set sail with pals to celebrate our wonderful steph’s birthday aboard this boat:

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the birthday girl (in the middle below) invited 30 friends to take a sunset sail aboard “ruby” and we all very happily obliged. it really has been my dream since i moved here to sail in the bay, and i was so excited all week, and the actual event (gasp!) exceeded my expectations by a long shot!

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here’s how i felt about the adventure:

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i quickly ran to the front of the ship, stepped over the protective chain and stood myself right on the pointy bow, ebullient and effervescent.

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we sped right into the little bay that surrounds at&t park, and the giants were playing that very night. it was so exciting.

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then we headed straight under the bay bridge, which i feel like lives in the shadow of the golden gate bridge, but that night i developed a major crush on it. the bay bridge is so magical.

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cupid’s arrow – he already got me long ago, but i felt even more enamored with the city than ever during our sail. indeed, i’ll always leave my heart in san francisco.

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after soaking in all those great views zipping along, our captain turned off the engine and put up the sails and we soared around alcatraz.

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the night got even more and more magical as the sun went down and the city started to sparkle.

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back under the bridge and past the ball park – i never wanted it to end! it was so cold and i felt so alive. everything about life in that slice of time was perfect. it was a little tumultuous and beautiful and my heart was so calm and glad.

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wildest san fran dream come true. thanks for such an incredibly fantastic night, steph!!!

{photos by kelsey and nikki}

7 comments :

  1. Fabulous pictures! You're fitting right into the photography clan! Love hearing about this! See you this afternoon. It's snowing!

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  2. You are beautiful in pretty much every day. fruit snacks/

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  3. Yay! Sailing is pretty much the best transportation/ lifestyle I can imagine. Glad you got to go experience it on the big bay! =)

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  4. Now THAT is cool! For some reaons your pics brought me back to a certain Faluka...in Egypt... haha. LOVE YOU!

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  5. Great photos. I really like the first one on this post.

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  6. I love your photos! And it was magical! I love it too, it was exhilarating sailing around the bay. :)

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