Sunday, January 17, 2010
Storm arriving ...
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What does this photo show? Planes coming in for landing from the north, which means the wind's from the south, which means the expected storm is starting to blow in.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Red-tailed hawk. Circling. Circling.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Ferry. Fog.
Sunshiney here. Slight breeze.

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

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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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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
New cranes
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New cranes showed up in our vista a few days back.

We can only see a bit of what is happening on the eastern span. I'm assuming these new cranes are needed to lift the roadbeds into place for the temporary span that will be used while the permanent span is built, but ? who knows?

Is this the crane we're seeing?

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Sunday, May 03, 2009
Photos earlier today
We have another visitor down at P29 -- not as big a ship as the cruise ship earlier this week. This is the Golden Bear, belonging to the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo.

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(For Don's benefit, note the fog covering Treasure Island and Berkeley beyond ...)

A lovely sight -- watching the fog ebb and flow across Treasure Island and Yerba Buena.

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And then ebb. Flow. Back again.

It's dark out now and we don't see the fog. We only see the lights on the islands get blotted out and then come back into view. Yerba Buena is almost clear now.

For a while. ...

(n.b. The planes from SFO are taking off to the north. Our short flurry of rains is over for the nonce.)

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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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