THE EXPLORERS CLUB , NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

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The Annual Explorers Club Picnic on Angel Island on June 18, 2005

Anders Jepsen organized yet another picnic for us with which to end the lecture year and usher in the field season. It started out as a cold, wet, rainy day but by the time we got to the island, the clouds opened up and the sun shown through. By the end of the day, we were glad we used sunscreen (or wished we had).

Photos from the 2005 Picnic

Starting Out In The Rain

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The Jepsens enjoying the view from the fantail of the Cordell Explorer (image #050618-0156)

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Deanna enjoying the rain (NOT!) (image #050618-0158)

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Anders (image #050618-0162)

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Tom at the helm (image #050618-0165)

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Deanna and Sue (image #050618-0175)

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We crossed a major shipping channel (image #050618-0178)

The Sun Came Out

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By the time we got to Angel Island, the sun was out. Tom as linehanlder. (image #050618-0190)

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Lee on the gunwales (image #050618-0191)

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Setting up the barbeque (image #050618-0195)

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Anders brought this game that had many names but the G-Rated one is Fence Ball (image #050618-0194)

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Anders (image #050618-0201)

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Deanna (image #050618-0203)

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Barb (image #050618-0208)

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Michael (image #050618-0212)

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Sue (image #050618-0216)

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Tom (image #050618-0223)

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Gerry (image #050618-0231)

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You get six tries (image #050618-0233)

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Lee (image #050618-0235)

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Jim (image #050618-0240)

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Deanna got the top score of the day (image #050618-0244)

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Somebody hit it so hard, the fence fell apart. We are working on a threaded-part design (image #050618-0245)

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A couple nearby children took an interest and joined us; David (image #050618-0246)

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Sophia (image #050618-0247)

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Brother and sister waiting for their next turn (image #050618-0257)

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The next thing you know, picnickers from all around came to try their hands (image #050618-0260)

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Sophia (image #050618-0280)

Time to Cast Off For Home

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Skipper Bob (image #050618-0285)

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Jim at the helm (image #050618-0288)

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Alcatraz Island (image #050618-0292)

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We took the long way home; we steamed under the Golden Gate for the view (image #050618-0313)

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Bob outside the Golden Gate (image #050618-0317)

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Helmswoman (image #050618-0342)

San Francisco Waterfront

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The Jeremiah O'Brian (image #050618-0356)

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Coit Tower (image #050618-0364)

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The Transamerica Pyramid and the Bank Of America Building (image #050618-0376)

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We continued south under the west span of the Oakland Bay Bridge (image #050618-0387)

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New Span

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We navigated around Yerba Buena Island and back to the north where the new east span of the Bay Bridge is under construction (image #050618-0405)

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Port of Oakland (image #050618-0410)

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Deanna (image #050618-0415)

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West-bound lanes (image #050618-0438)

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East-bound lanes (image #050618-0442)

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They build these sections elsewhere and float them to the job site on barges (image #050618-0445)

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Home Stretch

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Kite surfer (image #050618-0458)

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Hang loose (image #050618-0461)

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Berkeley Pear. Bob says that in the old days when this pear was in full operation, you were over half way to Alcatraz by the time you got to the end three miles out (image #050618-0475)

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Berkely Marina (image #050618-0479)

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Now that we've tied up and shut off the main, the skipper can have a drink (image #050618-0479)

Thank you Anders, Bob, and all the rest of the folks who made yet another fine June picnic. Have a safe field season and we'll see you in the Fall. --Mike


Date created: June 19, 2005
Last modified: June 19, 2005

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