Just outside of the harbor, sits the Red Oak Victory, with a spanky new paint job.
Glassy waters. We arrived a bit late, so watched, off in the distance, the main group of paddlers approaching Red Rock.
The West Brother rock hosts an integrated rookery of seagulls, cormorants, and pelicans.
East Brother Light Station
We were looking for ways to get to the Wapama, but found our avenue blocked.
We sneak under the pier.
And while we were noodling along, I heard short blasts coming from this ship... I counted "one...two...three..." and it continued to FIVE... uh, oh "hope that's not us"
ooops, yes it was.
Jackie and her sparkly new boat!
Spinnakers on the bay... but nearly no wind where we were.
If we would have been able to get there, we would have found this (photo taken in 2008)
One last look at the prop and rudder, then it's back to the harbor.
Cynthia and I explore the old Santa Fe RR tracks that used to lead to the ferry docks.
I wasn't sure if this was ballast water coming out of this boat (which should not be discharged in the bay), but it was coming out for a few hours. Perhaps it's displacement ballast to allow for loading up?
Mark and new member Pabla.
The old Point Richmond Wharf No. 1 building with some interesting graffiti.
Even then, she was looking untended. Now, her fate is pretty bleak... no money to restore, and berthing costs are unfunded. She's condemned: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Lumber-schooner-Wapama-last-of-kind-is-condemned-2371267.php
The former Point Richmond Ferry Building.
Red Rock, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (aka the John McCarthy Memorial Bridge), built in 1956. It's got it's weird shape because they built both spans identically to save on fabrication... it results in that weird camel-hump shape.
A podlet under the bridge, heading for East Brother light station.