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Great photoray 2012-11-08 15:18

Howdy Steve,

I am envious, excellent multi Autumn colored riverside and impressionistic water reflection.

I had planned to visit my Aunt and Cousin in the Eugene area in October, but never got away.

I think we have many fine Autumn color opportunities in the Pacific Northwest and there's no need to go to New England?

Keep up the fine postings,
Sincerely,
Ray

PS: Night sailing in the Bay must have been exciting and dangerous?
The America's Cup will be back in San Fran next August. I belonged to the Tradewinds Sailing Club at Point Richmond and can appreciate the beauty and great sailing in the Bay. I wish I lived closer at times, but hate the crowding.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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I remember one main item of that race from Angel's Island, turning the point at Pinole we hit high winds and as I sat portside my butt was mere inches from the water. As I looked down at the water in the dark, as if there was light of day there swam a shark biting at my butt. Needless to say I think the danger in racing at night in the Bay is all in one's mind. Take it from one that was there... Lol... I remember that night all too well and have incorporated the feeling of that moment in a storm scene in my finished manuscript titled, "A Captain's Journal." The last voyages of the Clipper Ship, Antares, beginning the day they left port in San Francisco in 1904, yes, the day of the quake.
Steve
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:55 PM
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Hi again Steve,

Was it a Great White?

Is your manuscript available on the internet?

Sounds like you were in a small sailboat. I learned to sail on and owned a Banshee, a 13 footer. I never took it to the ocean, only lakes.

I remember in my youth sailing with a beautiful college student in Marina Del Rey harbor in a 6 foot dinghy and being swamped when we left the breakwater for the open Pacific. We barely made it back to safety, by bailing with two coffee tins. Marsha Case was a great gal and hope she is enjoying life and nature.

Ray
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