Launched out of JLS and headed up the estuary toward the new bay bridge.
Looking back under the old span.
Arriving at Clipper Cove, on Treasure Island.
Instigated by Keith Miller, paddles serve to spell out a "Happy New Year"
Bliss Dance; a sculpture created for the 2010 Burning Man Festival - she's secured a permanent spot here.
Yerba Buena Light
Built in 1874, still uses it's 4th order Fresnel lens, automated in 1958.
Under the piers
I stopped on Treasure Island to visit Bliss in the dark.
Bridge in sight. Old Bridge first, and the new, slender profile of the SAS behind.
And the tower, in full view.
The local Polar Bear Club, doing it's New Year's day thing...
Comparing pretty paddles.
The western span of the Bay Bridge.
Tom and Aaron at the final stretch.
Dennis the Menace
Feels like we're invading, a bit.
The new span will be two completely separate lanes.
Clipper Cove, built to house the Pan American Airways Clippers in the early 1940's. But the Navy seized the Island in 1942, and turned it into the Treasure Island Naval Station.
Returning to the Oakland Estuary.
All good friends.
The new span, with the single tower on the left.
Alcatraz. With a shroud of white cloaking the old water tower, now under restoration.
The ΟΚΛΑΝΤ ΕΞΠΡΕΣ
Sugar, chocolate, cream, caffeine. Energy reserves restored.