View Full Version : Sailing!

11-17-2004, 11:32 AM
My wife's parents live in San Francisco, (2 blocks from Pier 39 if you know the area) and her dad volunteers on restoring and sailing an old ship in the bay there. We are going up there this weekend and my son, my nephew and I get to go along! We went a couple years ago and it was work, but fun! The ship is called "The Alma" and it is over 100 years old! here is an actual photo of it on the bay around 1900

And here it is today

11-17-2004, 11:38 AM
Have fun Meadfish. I love sailing and the open sea!

Please be careful :-*

11-17-2004, 09:38 PM
Wow Mead, that causes a huge "envy" spike. Looks like an incredible ship.
Anapolis is about a 90 minute drive from me...get invited down each summer to sail on a friends boat, always a great day on the Chesapeake in a sailboat.

11-18-2004, 09:17 AM
Very nice ... I'm envious as well you lucky canine!

Maybe, someday, we could have a TAT reunion on a ship like that ...

always envisioned myself as a Captain Ron type ;D

11-18-2004, 12:20 PM
If said reunion was to take place in San Francisco I'm sure we could pull some strings to have the event "afloat". (but we won't let Kirkus drive, er.. steer, er... navigate, er... what's the nautical term for drive?)

11-18-2004, 01:41 PM
I took a sailing course at UC Irvine a long time ago because my then boyfried was an Eagle Scout in sailing.

We had a lot of fun sailing around Newport Bay every week. Then, towards the end of the quarter, our instructor took us out on the Pacific Ocean in an absolutely beautiful 40 foot sailing yacht that had been donated to UCI. Sometime during that sail he told me to take the rudder. I made some stupid, embarrassing mistakes (since my boyfried had always told me everything to do in our previous outings and I really knew nothing about sailing) and the instructor got mad and said he'd fail me. Apparently he forgot since I got a passing grade.

So don't let me "drive" in our afloat reunion.

11-21-2004, 10:48 AM
Back from a great weekend, here are a few pics...

Here is a good shot of the ship a couple weeks ago

Here is My son and my nephew, you can see Alcatraz in the background

Here is me and my son going under the Golden Gate Bridge

11-22-2004, 01:39 AM

Two of the pics didn't show up. Can you repost them :)

I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend. Glad to see you made it back.

11-22-2004, 09:13 AM
Sorry, I had to rename them to post them on another site that won't take them with spaces in the name. I forgot to come back and change it here ::)

11-23-2004, 11:48 PM
Thanks Fishboy,

Handsome kids :) Looks like you had a blast!

12-04-2004, 09:59 AM
Wow, fishy! You're like a real swabby now... or something.

Personally... I don't fly over the ocean and I don't go in a boat. Just a little quirk.