Through the morning fog and gloom, Billy's group appears, right on cue.
Transamerica, Ghirardelli, Aquatic Park.
Another classic view of the city, from a unique kayaker's perspective.
Gwynn in front of the restored Ferry Building
Ellen & Melanie
Hong and Jesse (and a few tourists)
Pier 1.5 under our invasion
Gwynn's smile, after a good lunch, and ready to go back.
Alcatraz and Angel Islands.
Helpful hands at the landing.
And our floatilla of now 38 boats, heads off Crissy Field beach.
The USCG heads out on a mission.
Landing at Pier 1.5 - this dock's been rebuilt 3 times.
I even get in on the action (photo credit: David Kroll)
The ebb had been building while we lunched, so the return trip was nearly a free ride.
The Bridge comes into view.
Visiting the Pompanito and the Jeremiah O'Brien.
Idle crab pots, waiting for price negotiations.
Inside the real Fisherman's Wharf.
photo courtesy David Kroll
Passing in front of the St. Francis Yacht Club.
Our first stop is the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/
Passing along in front of all the odd-numbered piers.
the Gothic Rocketship, on loan after it's debut at the 2010 Burning Man Festival.
Dave, Hong, and Jesse try to hold still in the swirling waters.
An al fresco lunch, with a lovely pear-cranberry tart provided by Krista.
28 boats, and still room for more.
Big, and small.
The Hawaiian crew of the Lady Kai, a swordfish boat.
Looking out toward Alcatraz.
After paddle libations at the Presidio Cafe - thanks to Susan for scouting this out.
Under a classic skyline.
Hong and Marcus
Krista and the rocketship.
Cynthia and Dave
Doug's hand crafted Aleut hat.
All manner of craft on the water today.
Dave offers the SS O'Brien a tug.
All neat and ready to go.