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Old 11-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

I was out last weekend fishing near Chain Island and got a lot of use out of my Fogmate fog horn. It was as low as 1/4 mile visibility at times and, as far as I know, aside from the big boys, we were the only ones sounding our horn while underway.










Shortly after the sun set, the fog rolled in with a vengeance.* The fog flowed over the bow and flybridge as if it was water, cascading into the cockpit and surrounding waters.* I've never seen it quite like this before!* These pictures don't do it justice, but here are some cool shots of the fog rolling in at night...








Some final shots...








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Old 11-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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RE: A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

Could also title this thread "Why I(me personally) can't wait to get my family on the Delta". Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:09 AM   #3
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A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

Had fog in the Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay last weekend, but perhaps not as thick.* Used*the Kahlenberg controller for about half an hour during the worse part.





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Al, is that the Antioch Bridge in your photos?


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Old 12-01-2011, 12:22 PM   #4
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RE: A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

Yes, that's the Antioch Bridge as we passed eastbound going home. The pictures don't show it, but the San Joaquin River was filled in parts by floating islands of hyacinth. It's normally pretty bad this time of year, but seems worse this year.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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Sunday morning, November 27, 2011: Richmond Yacht Club member(s) on sailboat*returning to Pt. Richmond.* Picture taken looking west, immediately south of the Benicia Marina on Carquinez Strait.* We're viewing from*the Coot's stern, with one of the mast stays in view.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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Hmmmh.* White boats don't show up too well in fog, do they.* Time to show lights.* Come to think about it.* I was the only one showing lights in my range of vision.


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A Maine "Pea Souper":
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"Snotty" day in San Diego.
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Picking our way through limited visibility along the SE Florida Coast in the Gulf Stream.
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We're now back to bright and shiny in Carquinez Strait, so I needn't be jealous of SD or FL.

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Zero visability and dead calm for 1 1/2 days on Lake Huron.* Navigating through shipping lanes*and fishing areas*with the chart plotter, radar, running lights and horn. This was a great learning experience!
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When it gets real thick like that, I find the autopilot invaluable to allow me to concentrate more on the radar and chartplotter and less on having to steer a precise course. I tried watching the marinetraffic.com site on my smartphone, but the big boys near us didn't appear on the screen. I foresee AIS in my future.
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A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

On Carquinez Strait, anchored in the direction of Mount Diablo on a typical, fog-free day:



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RE: A Foggy Thanksgiving Weekend on the CA Delta

First of all, Mark I swear, any chance you get you post pictures of your boat.

Second, Al did you catch any fish?* I missed it if you already said.*

and third Al, is it foggy the whole fall - winter or just on occasion?*
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First of all, Mark I swear, any chance you get you post pictures of your boat.
* * * ** He does & I, for one, love it!!!
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First of all, Mark I swear, any chance you get you post pictures of your boat.
* * * ** He does & I, for one, love it!!!

*Love pictures of the Coot and even the old Coot every notw and then. *Jennifer, you need to post some more pictures.
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*Why not???

But I post lots and lots of pictures.* And not just of my boat.

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Quack, quack.* Mallards almost always come in pairs.* Isn't that sweet?

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I like to post pics of other peoples' boats, too. Like this...



and this...



and this...



and this...



And sometimes I like the gratuitous FlyWright shot...



We caught 5 stripers, but not big ones. This was the biggest.

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