Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The fog burns off ... a rust bucket appears
The fog was burning off this morning, after a morning much like the ones we've been having lately. If it's not raining, it is =really= foggy in the morning and then the fog burns off and around 11A or noon we are left with a sunshiney blue day.

I was taking photos of the fog burning off ... the Ferry Building. ... 10:31A

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The SFO Bay Bridge. ... 10:49A

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About an hour later, the fog was mostly gone and one of the old military ships from the mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, near Vallejo, appeared, dragged fore, with two tugs tailing aft, headed to have its barnacles and paint scraped before it's hauled away to be scrapped.

Rust bucket. 11:42A

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Sunday, February 07, 2010
Cheers, to our Canadian visitors. Bon voyage!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Cumulonimbus 03 Feb 2009
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Lucky ship ...
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Horizon Falcon at the end of the rainbow. [26 Jan 2010]

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Monday, December 28, 2009
I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
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I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
-- Arthur Ashe

A lone sailboat on the Bay yesterday afternoon. ...

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
After the storm
Cold. Wet. Yes, please. Could we have some precipitation?

A friend up the hill reported snow falling. His nibs said hail was causing havoc -- and slips -- on the Steps as he came home from his stint at the Academy of Sciences.

I was (relatively) snug and warm inside today. Thick sweater. Warm wrap. Fuzzy slippers. (Thermostat set at 65dF as is our wont. ...)

And then the storm cleared and I took pictures ...

Here's one:

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Friday, November 20, 2009
Rain coming in soon. ...
The wind is kicking in from the south. White caps on the Bay. Planes landing from the north at SFO.

Rain soon! (x'd fingers)

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Update: Rain was fast and furious for a bit, but now the wind and the rain are barely there. x'd fingers for more wet.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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Today from the 52d floor of 555 California.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunrise. Yesterday.
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We've been having amazing weather, but, please, may it rain, really rain, soon?

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Night shots 04Nov2009
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Waning gibbous moon ...

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Giulio Verne tucked in for the night ...

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Let me introduce The Giulio Verne
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We've been watching the Giulio Verne for the last few days as it slowly moves along the waterfront toward Potrero Point.

The TransBay Cable (a 53-mile long, 400 MW high voltage DC transmission line connecting the PG&E substation in Pittsburg with one down at Potrero Point in San Francisco) is becoming a reality.

Soon the spewing Unit#3 at Potrero Point will shut down. Unit#3 has the honor of being San Francisco's #1 source of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Take a bow, Unit#3.

When the cable is functioning, next spring, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will allow San Francisco to close down Unit#3. The three peaker plants at Potrero Point must remain available, however, until such time as San Francisco has replacement alternative power generation in place.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Fog bank. Fog bank. Storm clouds. Sun.
Some people collect cats. I collect clouds.

A series of pictures (untweaked in the slightest) of the fog banks out the window 2 1/2 hrs ago. The clouds have since changed shape and dissipated some. The sun has been shining here throughout.

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TWO banks of fog with a topper of storm clouds in the east, toward Berkeley.


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[As usual, you can click on the photos to get a larger view.]

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Ferry. Fog.
Sunshiney here. Slight breeze.

'twixt me and Yerba Buena Island, though? A belt of fog.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
The view from here
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The tidal bore, sailboats, Treasure Island, and the Berkeley campus in the background. A peaceful day.

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Sunday, August 02, 2009
Setting sun and fog on the east bay
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Dragon Boats Were Out In Force This Morning
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tugs helping APL container ship into port this AM.
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The engine(s) don't seem to be working. Tugs are guiding the ship into the Port of Oakland.

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Monday, July 13, 2009
[PHOTO] Visitor!
The Mexican sailing ship Cuauhtémoc is berthed at P27 through July 18th.

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Come visit!

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Bertold Brecht:   
Everything changes. You can make
A fresh start with your final breath.
But what has happened has happened. And the water
You once poured into the wine cannot be
Drained off again.

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