Brush very kindly offered to take us on a tour around the Bay. We travelled in a counter-clockwise direction, starting off with the Bay Bridge.
Some of the sights along the way…
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz from Treasure Island:
The city of San Francisco, also from Treasure Island:
American coot (Fulica americana), more common than the Hawaiian coot, but with the same red eyes:
The Matson facility in Oakland:
Building on the waterfront in Alameda where the Alaska Packers’ Association once moored its vessels:
Rat guards on USS Iowa, currently in Richmond preparing for the move to Los Angeles:
SS Red Oak Victory in Richmond:
In the same general area, the steam schooner Wapama on her barge looking quite sad as the clock ticks:
Detail of hull:
Near Wapama, another vessel that faces an uncertain future, the Lion.
Lion is actually an old friend of Falls of Clyde. She was the US Navy tug USS Moctobi. In 1963, she was tasked with towing FOC from Seattle to Hawai‘i.
Photo courtesy of Friends of Falls of Clyde
Although it’s been painted over, you can still make out her old name at her stern:
Low tide at Point San Pablo:
The sun was setting as we crossed the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge.
Through the Waldo Tunnel (complete with people honking their car horns for fun):
Traffic was rather heavy due to the closure of the Bay Bridge (inbound to San Francisco), so it was night by the time we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge.