Posts Tagged ‘Bay’

When SFGov REALLY Wants You to Stop, It Uses an EXTRA LARGE Stop Sign

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Thusly:

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Believe this is a 48 incher – much larger than the standard 24 incher…

Richmond San Rafael Bridge with Two Islands: One You Can Buy and One You Can Rent

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Buy on the left and Rent on the right.

As seen from mainland Frisco:

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If Scrappy ROCKETBOAT were a Person, He’d be Sammy Hagar – Put This Ride on Your Bucket List

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

What’s this?

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It’s Rocketboat! Doing donuts on the water, as it is wont to do

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Rocketboat! Rocketboat! Rocketboat!

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Kicking a little sand in the base of the Echo Tower of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge:

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And now, cleverly, Rocketboat sneaks up on Delta Tower in the shadow of the roadbed:

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And then, some more donuts:

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And here are some shots of Rocketboat from back in the aughts:

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See them here. (I guess RB is red at the front and back and that fades to orange on the sides.)

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Someday, I’ll ride you, Rocketboat.

Someday.

Bubble Soccer, Crissy Field

Monday, August 29th, 2016

With Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate‎ in the background:

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Team Red one, but they were “cowards,” so if that’s the way you want to win, Man…

Someday, I’ll play bubble soccer.

Someday.

Not Only Do Our Tourists Spend $45 to Park for Two Hours Near Fishermans Wharf, They Queue Up to Do So

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

As seen on Bay. Ouch:

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Anyway, three drivers were loitering in the lot, just waiting for a chance to take their turn to spend $45.

Of course you could park there all day long for the same amount, but the person I spoke with was there for less than two hours. I myself parked on neighboring Francisco for free, but I didn’t mention that as the $45 was long gone by then. So I just said, “Yep, Frisco is pricey.”

Or you can line up for the F Market, but at the nearby stop operators weren’t even stopping.

Or you can walk.

Oh well.

Word on the Street: “DO NOT PAY IMPOSTERS”

Monday, July 18th, 2016

This is a very Frisco kind of sign:

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The scam of collecting parking fees that you shouldn’t has been going on for a while now.

Even our local government fails for this one sometimes, like the time a City Hall worker paid $100 so a bus could park near Broadway and Embarcadero for a mayoral news conference, oh well.

Remember, “DO NOT PAY THIS MAN!!!”

Three Iconic Vessels on Frisco Bay: Lil’ Yellow Water Taxi, RocketBoat! and USA76, a Reminder of Our Failed America’s Cup

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Here we go:

Lil’ Water Taxi

RocketBoat! (Cue music! DO YOU LIKE LOUD MUSIC? I SAID, “DO YOU LIKE LOUD MUSIC?!” It’s a rocket on the water! It’s ROCKETBOAT!)

USA76 (which Donald Trump would call “a loser.” Sad!)

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They’re all in there. Which do you choose?

See you on the water!

A View of the East Bay From Top to Bottom: Mt Diablo, Oakland, San Francisco – How an Accident of History Put Part of The City on Alameda Island

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Here you go:

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IOW:

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The Port of Oakland showed respect for the SF City Limits – can you see how the landfill project in the upper right ends abruptly? That’s the border. But the US military just didn’t care and it kept filling until it was satisfied. (You can see how the SF part looks different – it’s a wetter / greener area.)

Ans here’s another way of saying it – see our little homeslice?

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Anyway, lots of people still don’t believe me. But you do, right, Gentle Reader?

America Still Imports Millions of Cars per Year – Here’s What It Looks Like, at the Ports of the East Bay and North Bay

Friday, January 8th, 2016

One after the other, they come and get stacked up here and other places nearby

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It’s endless

Hey Look, Somebody’s Finally Working on Finally Completing the East Bay to Yerba Buena Island Bike Path

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

You know, finally.

Perhaps the Bike Path To Nowhere will be sort of finished soon…

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