San Francisco (Tuesday, August 12) – Last Day

The last day of my vacation arrived all too soon. My flight home was early in the afternoon, so I had some time to kill.

Morning light on the Golden Gate Bridge:

morning light on Golden Gate bridge

A series of gull photos:

gulls on the beach

gull walking away

gull portrait

gull marine debris

More ship spotting…

CMA CGM Centaurus:

CMA CGM Centaurus

Pichincha, which arrived the same day I did, heading out to sea:


Interesting that the US Army Corps of Engineers has boats.

John AB Dillard, Jr:

John AB Dillard Jr

Hanjin Hamburg:

Hanjin Hamburg

Fishing boat Mya Nicole with hopeful seagulls:

Mya Nicole

What not to eat:

fish sign

Great blue heron:

great blue heron

Eppleton Hall:

Eppleton Hall

Ferry arch at Pier 43:

ferry arch pier 43

Tracks leading up to the arch:

tracks at pier 43

Jeremiah O’Brien:

Jeremiah O'Brien

Piles at Pier 41:

piles pier 41 2

piles pier 41 1

Sticker art:

stickers pier 41

Pilot boat Golden Gate:

pilot boat Golden Gate

I stopped by the Musée Méchanique. It’s a coin operated arcade full of a lot of antique machines. Fascinating, but also a bit creepy at times.

Here’s one machine with a maritime theme, which invites you to “Laugh with Jolly Jack”:

Jolly Jack

Jolly Jack detail

More sticker art:


Time ball at the SFMNHP Visitor Center:

time ball

I wish I could have wandered around a bit more, but it was time to say goodbye and head off to the airport.

Sunday Ship Spotting

Container being lifted off Manoa:

container off Manoa

Henry Sr. passing by:

Henry Sr

California Voyager at Pier 51:

California Voyager Pier 51

Shifting to Pier 30:

California Voyager


tanker crew

Hull texture:

tanker texture

Back Into the Swing of Things


I spent most of the morning swinging a chipping hammer. Banging away at the rust was quite satisfying.

Thanks to Paul for dropping off a few things for the two projects I’m working on:

assorted items

It makes me very happy to see things coming together.

Oosterdam was at Pier 10.

Lights along the port side of her bow:

Oosterdam bow

Lifeboat maintenance:

boat maintenance

At Pier 13, a mixture of textures and shapes on American Marine’s barge:

texture mix