Category Archives: sport

Sailing Across the Bay on a Windy Day

Plenty of my times alongside San Francisco Bay are airplane or wildlife related.  You do get to see lots of other things on the bay, though, and on a windy day the sailing is definitely worth a look.  Having grown … Continue reading

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Breaking up the Wreck

A little while ago I posted a picture of a sailing boat that had wrecked on the breakwater at the marina on Coyote Point.  The next time I was back there, I guess I had timed things well.  The boat … Continue reading

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When It All Goes Wrong on (or off) the Bull

The first few of the bull riders at Rowell Ranch Rodeo seemed to do pretty well and make it for the full duration.  It turns out that this was an aberration and the remainder of the riders seemed to have … Continue reading

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Riding the Bulls

My visit to the Rowell Ranch Rodeo was the night of the bull riding.  I had never seen this in person before and was curious to see how things went.  It was an evening show and the clouds had rolled … Continue reading

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Our Local Rodeo

Once a year, a rodeo is held a short distance from our house.  I have never been to a rodeo before.  Anyone who knows me would not think of me as a western kind of guy.  Despite all of that, … Continue reading

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Kiteboarding in the Bay

If the wind is up, there are usually a lot of people out kiteboarding in San Francisco Bay. While I was a Coyote Point I could see a few people out in the water. Some were a little further up … Continue reading

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Surfs Up Again

There was a decent swell coming in of the Pacific while we were in Santa Cruz.  People were surfing at a number of locations.  The majority were off the headland by the lighthouse.  A lot of the waves were carrying … Continue reading

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When Paddling Out is Too Difficult

Surfing off the headland at Santa Cruz involves getting into the water a distance away and then paddling across.  If that seems like too much hard work, you can climb the fence and walk out onto the headland with your … Continue reading

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Leap Frogs

The Leap Frogs are a parachute display team from the Seals. I have seen them a few times at shows in the Midwest – sometimes working with the Golden Knights of the US Army. During Fleet Week the Leap Frogs … Continue reading

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Surf is Up Again

If you have a nice Sunday morning with nothing planned, heading to Santa Cruz is worth it. The shore on the north side of the bay is a great place to hang out. Everything is so laid back. I guess … Continue reading

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