Friday, August 5, 2011
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The carrier was to be assigned to Carrier Strike Group Nine.
Battle Effectiveness Award for its high standards of excellence and combat readiness
Saturday, May 14, 2011
That is Point Fermin in the background
These were taken in March of this year.
They soar in small groups or in large ones. They start flying along the breakwater in Cabrillo Beach then ride the uplift along the cliff edge to Royal Palms then turn around and fly back close to the wave tops.
California Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Now the pictures shift to two pelicans following in a returning fishing boat.
They know there will be something to eat.
The beggars are very good at panhandling
A flock of gulls also followed the boat into the dock but they stay in the air above the pelicans hoping to get some left overs.
It is not uncommon for gulls to steal from a pelican when they try to swallow their catch. The pelican stays in one spot above the water then dives and when it resurfaces the gull is ready to steal.
The fisherman cleans out the dead bait from his bait tank and gives the pelican an early supper.
These pictures were taken on Friday the 13th at Holiday Harbor Marina in San Pedro, California at Berth 34, E Gangway.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Notice that the Course (Foresail) was not set.
The crew takes the lunch break in various places.
Manning the braces at one turn on
At the end of the trip the work continues as everything must be lowered and return to its proper place.
Friday, April 29, 2011
This training trip was on April 23, 2011 which was last Saturday. I plan on splitting the blog for that date into two edits as the time to load files from my laptop on my sailboat to the WiFi at the marina office and load on to Google can give you a fit of cabin fever.
It is simple amazing that first timers can climb the rigging and work the yards. I was asked to go aloft but since my body does not have the bending capabilities of a yoga follower or a young woman. I am determine to get back in bending shape and go up.
It is a way up there.
And when you get there there is work to be done.
Another new green crew member gets a chance to climb.
She climbs like a pro.
up and up
Reaching the point where you have to lean out and clip in.
Clipped in and over the landing.
More pictures of this trip in my next blog...