Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Maltese Falcon swoops in to SF Bay (Spectacular Pics)

The Maltese Falcon, one of the worlds largest privately owned yachts sailed into the SF bay this Saturday and we were there to see the show. Dave and I saw a news report about this ship coming in under the Golden Gate today and the masts are so high that it had to be timed for low tide. So we decided on a whim to check it out. (Yes, it IS nice to be free of kiddos to be able to pick up and go whenever and wherever we wish). So off we went at about 11ish today - beautiful, warm, clear day and we said how we were always so lucky when it came to visiting the city. As we're nearing the city we spot a huge fog bank and yes, it was right up against the GG bridge. Luckily the sun began shining halfway across the bridge and once on the other side we were greeted with lovely warm, clear weather and a 'boatload' of sail boats all over the bay. It was a spectacular sight. Dave took all the pics today for your viewing pleasure. Just click on the pictures to see a full view.
From Vista Point

The fog rolling in.

The Maltese Falcon (there were hundreds of boats)

Finally here is the video of the ship coming in under the Golden Gate.


Anonymous said...

OMG! How cool is that!?! And, my friend, your photos are incredible! You should SO be taking part in the 365 challenge and taking a pic a day for a year with me!

Sara said...

What awe inspiring photos. That ship was massive! Hope you had a great time.

Melissa said...

OMG.. you know I have some photo jealousy on this one! How incredible to be able to see that ship and the fog over the bridge. AWSOME!