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Old 05-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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California Delta Photo's

Eric(manyboats) said something once that resonated with me. Words to the effect that most of us never think to post photos of our local cruising grounds because we find nothing special about them.

As I'm on the Delta for the next few days with no schedule or plans figured why not post some random shots.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Some snaps from around my marina.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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A pair of Nordic Tug 32's we passed on False River this afternoon. I kinda messed up the lead boat.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #4
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Craig these are the kind of pics I like .. in addition to boats. Geography lessons in pics. I would love to see what it's like where everybody lives. Thanks.

I love the crooked tree in the 1st pic. And of course any pic of a 32 Nordic is eye candy to me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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Benicia (east end of Carquinez Strait) commercial port facilities (photo taken from Amtrak train on Suisun Bridge, betwixt highway bridges):
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:09 AM   #6
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Looking from the opposite direction at water level:

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Pinniped on buoy at eastern end of Suisun Bay:

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:13 AM   #8
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Angel Island





Mildred Island



The Brothers



Dutra Tower at Delta Farmer's Market



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Old 05-27-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
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Napa River looking north with the old Southern Pacific Railroad lift bridge:

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Mark, Craig, Ray, Al, Jennifer,

Anything left of the ready reserve fleet?

Someone sent be a link about these guys who snuck out there and photographed the ships. As an armchair adventurer, I found it fascinating.

Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet | Beyond the Photos
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Good photos they bring back good memories and I will miss cruising up into the Delta this summer and instead will be learning more than I want to know about "humidity" in MS and TN.
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Mokelumne River swing bridge at high tide this morning.
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View behind my berth as we prepare to depart this morning for the days adventure.
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From in front of my berth looking about a mile down river. The boat houses are the marina that Pineapple Girl keeps her boat.
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Anything left of the ready reserve fleet?
It's disappearing rapidly. Estimate the fleet has shrunk by at least half in the last couple of years. And it was much larger in previous decades. (In 1952 there were 340 ships.)

One of several rows of ships:

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Nice photos and I love the sunshine.

I'd post some photos from the beautiful PNW but they would all be a light gray color because of the fog and constant rain we have been having this past month.

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Some of the folks we share the water with.
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The islands in these parts are agricultural in nature. They are well below water level and in fact we boat on some that where abandoned after levee breaches. They are criss crossed by drainage ditches to remove water and keep them dry.

Pumps are utilized to keep the islands dry and the pumps discharge the water into the surrounding sloughs and rivers. These pipes will be familiar to anyone cruising this area as there are literally hundreds of them. Sometimes they are used to discharge drainage, other times they are reversed to irrigate crops.
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