Very true, there were SO MANY reasons. And the fact that I was sailing my home had a LOT to do with my unwillingness to compromise her safety.

I love how the kite surfer was savvy enough to know it was a "spin pole". That must have been a fun day for that person. Pole wrastling, a whole other sport in which you clearly have talent.

I'm truly impressed with your perseverance. I saw you in the lee of Alcatraz as I headed back towards the Estuary. I had a feeling you would finish Congrats!