View Full Version : Red Oak Victory ship tour with Ernie & Erica Wisner
01-16-2011, 01:16 AM
Ernie and Erica were touring the SF Bay Area this weekend, so I took them for a scenic tour of Richmond Inner Harbor, including the Red Oak Victory ship.
We also drove out to Pt. Molate through Winehaven, over the bumpy hill road to the very funky marina out past the point in San Pablo Bay.
01-16-2011, 01:29 AM
Gunner's bunks -
We saw this cool cat near the Red Oak, Ernie thinks it is a retired race boat -
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs749.ash1/164058_10150138311453646_519763645_7752702_4547648 _n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs242.snc6/179033_10150138310288646_519763645_7752685_6998894 _n.jpg
Nice day out there on the Red Oak Victory, wasn't it? Mike E and I were out rowing his Whitehall from 11:00 AM to around 3:30 PM. :)
01-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Bob - I saw you guys out there, headed back towards the shore from Brooks Island! Didn't have my binocs but I thought it might be Mike's boat.
01-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Fun to be seen. We had some little adventures, having the water sucked away from us by the Honda vessel being the new experience for me. We were across from the ROV when we heard the long horn, so we headed into the shoal next to the breakwater. Then we heard the series of short blasts for two small sail boats, one who appeared to believe he had right of way because he was sailing. We thought this could be interested, but he did get out of the way. Then, as the big blue ship was passing, the Whitehall somehow seemed different, I looked out beside us and saw we were high and dry in the mud. I honestly had no idea what was going on, but knew that the flood was beginning so it would eventually be OK, but Bob explained it to me, and sure enough, all the missing water returned, plus a bonus amount from the wake of Big Blue and its two tugs.
This was a notable day, this was the first time I have ever rowed double station. When we were coordinating strokes, it was magical how the boat felt gliding along, but occasionally it seemed like we were trying to make some kindling from the oars.
01-17-2011, 12:27 PM
Yeah, the Richmond Harbor is fun when the big boats go by. My friends have various horror stories of sailing with me and encountering freighters or car carriers...all good fun!
01-17-2011, 04:47 PM
Looks like a nice day out.
01-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Yeah, the Richmond Harbor is fun when the big boats go by.
I was out a few weeks ago and watched as a bulk freighter was exiting the harbor and heading north towards the Chevron pier and an eventual U turn (channel is funny) out towards Angel Island.
There was a 30ish sailboat in the channel. They got 5 blasts from the freighter 4 times! I have never seen twice let alone 4!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.1 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.