Posts Tagged ‘Coast’

Regatta de Blanc: White People + Annual THREE BRIDGE FIASCO = ??? (Also, MOTHERBOY is a Real Thing)

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

(Not to be confused with Reggatta de Blanc, back when Sting did “White Reggae,” and that was the way we liked it!)

No, this was the annual Singlehanded Sailing Society’s Three Bridge Fiasco, which certainly lived up to its name in 2018.

Of course, things started out OK last Sunday. (Can you see the building on the highest point of South East Farallon?)

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But then, look at this:

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It was a total FIRE SALE what needed attention from the Coasties:

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And then I was like, “Please don’t let this be white people, please don’t let this be white people,” and well, you know:

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So you had vessels going backwards under the bridge, going out with the tide. NTTAWWT, but I’m sure our local Bar Pilots aboard massive container ships Straight Outta Pusan didn’t appreciate all this foofarah.

Now look, it’s a tow, from MATER, get it? It’s Sir Tow Mater, KBE?

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Aint never seen this –  a sailboat towing a sailboat:

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Now this guy got all upset after I started giving him the business with my DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Plus II, you know, for like five minutes – geez what a sore loser!

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No no, actually, the shot above is yet another one from the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk and actually, dude looked totally competent, why not.

And these ppl too, they did fine – I guess they just got caught up with the TBF:

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But here’s how things ended, for some:

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Sad!

Oh well.

Anyway, here at the racing results for 2018, with just a 1% completion rate.

Oh, and fans of Arrested Development will be gratified to learn that MOTHERBOY is a real thing, at least it is at the St. Francis Yacht Club. See?

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(I came across this when I was trying to find out about the recent fiasco. You’re welcome.)

In closing, you beat me to the punch, yes, it was a “fiasco.” But I am therefore disarmed, if this affair was basically what was intended. And, unlike the America’s Cup, it didn’t cost John and Joan Q Taxpayer eight(!) figures in subsidy. So carry on, Fiascoers, but let’s be careful out there…

Here’s the East Bay’s Giant “Left Coast Lifter,” Or What’s Left of It, After The Big Barge Went to New York

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

So the barge was the Left Coast Lifter and not the crane part?

As seen just a couple months ago in Oakland:

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Here’s What It Looks Like to Coast Down the New Devil’s Slide Trail, Just South of Pacifica

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Joshua Cassidy of KQED has all the deets on the soon-to-open Devil’s Slide path.

And here’s what it looks like to coast down, via CoastSider:

Jersey Shore West Coast: Frigid Tourists Not Prepared for Summer Cold, Swirling Fog, and Infrequent Taxis

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

This gaggle of visitors just couldn’t understand where the freak are the freaking taxicabs in this freaking town!

As seen at the intersection of “incomplete streets” Mission and 3rd:

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For that reason, there were agitated.

OMG, Free Ben & Jerry’s is Here Through July! #OMGFreeBenJerry Will Send the Ice Cream Truck to You!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

OMG, the 2011 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck West Coast Tour is here in the bay area through the end of July, 2011!

Just check the sked right here to see where they’ll turn up next.

And best of all, if you Tweet them or Poke them, maybe they’ll show up at your office or whatever with some tasty free B&J.

Check it – these “happy gals” from Edelman Digital San Francisco (and some more over here at the San Francisco Bay Guardian) have already beaten you to the punch:

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(In Soviet Russia, [You know, I’m going to have to issue a recall on my lame Yakov Smirnoff reference. What I want to say is something like, “In Soviet Russia, ice cream eats YOU.” But that doesn’t make sense. You know, I just haven’t heard enough of his material. Apologies.])

Hurray!