We were at the boat this past weekend and heard there'd been a fire at Happy Harbor, one of the restaurants on the delta loop. Drove by to see for ourselves then googled the fire and found the restaurant had been closed for at least a few weeks before the fire occurred. I'm not sure if the fire started in the restaurant space downstairs or the living quarters upstairs. The resident if the living quarters got out but her two dogs did not. :(. Not sure what the future holds for the building, since the restaurant had shut down before the fire. Very sad.
I sailed a few times in my early 20s but it wasn't until I moved back to California (having moved away with my family when I was a kid) that I actually LEARNED how to sail. I took a two weekend "basic keelboat" class and I was hooked.
I went to a local yacht club for weeknight beercan races. There I met my husband and we have been boating together ever since.
If you had asked me when I was first learning to sail if I would one day be Commodore of a Yacht Club or sail to Hawaii I probably would have laughed at the idea. I'm proud I made it through my Commodore year (2009) and sailed in the Pacific Cup in 2010!
Now we have a trawler that we cruise in the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Deltas.