Experience builds confidence.

“Have you been out the gate yet?” I have been asked many times.

It’s taken months – 10 to be exact – of experience inside the bay, to feel ready to face the deep trenches of current that lie outside the bay, beyond the Golden Gate Bridge.

What will happen when the tide turns? Will the countercurrent be there at the edge of the headland to help me get back in? Or will I get swept south by the prevailing NW current, next stop Half Moon Bay or a call for assistance?

There is only one way to find out.

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