Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oak Creek Power Plant and Racine Harbor

Fished both the Oak Creek Power Plant and Racine Harbor today.  No luck.  Got rained on too!  And I had to stay up late since the Cubs' and Giants' third playoff game ran 13 innings.  Cubs lost  :(

These images were taken with an Apple iPhone 6s+.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Final Day in San Francisco

I went back to Ocean Beach in San Francisco to watch surfers and shore fishing.  Nobody caught anything, but I watched anyway.  The surfers had some good waves, but most were only riding for a few seconds.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ocean Beach San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

Views from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA.  The iconic bridge makes for a great post card photo every time!  Spent the whole day there just taking in the scenery.  The Navy's Blue Angels were flying in formation over the bridge today.  At least the planes looked like theirs!  They were blue planes with yellow markings... kind of like these I took at the Air and Water show in Chicago!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Alcatraz - "The Rock"

This was my third visit to Alcatraz.  I've been to a Juvenile Detention Center, City and County Jails, and holding cells in Police Departments, but Alcatraz is the only Federal Prison I've ever been to.  Each one feels similar to me, but Alcatraz has its own unique interest due to its history.

If you ever get to San Francisco, don't miss the Alcatraz tour.  And be sure to get locked up in solitary confinement to see how it feels.  Totally pitch black darkness and locked up with no bed to sit on.  You only have a toilet in there.  You get a mattress to sleep on, but after you wake up, they take that away.  And if you are especially bad, you don't even get a mattress!  Plus they strip you naked.  So if you want to sleep and not freeze on the cold cell floor, you have to sleep standing up and lean on the wall.  See those doors to the right on the bottom image?  That's solitary confinement.

The second image to the bottom shows TWO cells, not one.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

More San Francisco Images

Images from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California.  I guess I just like the ocean since I gravitate to water all the time!  Saw some guys doing some surf fishing!  Made me wish I had some gear with me so I could give it a try.  Maybe someday.  These images were taken with my Apple iPhone 6S+.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Splash at Racine Harbor

Gets a little wet when fishing sometimes!  Image was taken back on September 13, 2016 with a Lumix DMC-LX5 camera.  Racine Harbor at Racine, Wisconsin.

San Francisco - Oct 3, 2016

Saw this elderly Chinese gentleman playing a traditional Chinese instrument called the Erhu at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco today. A lot of people took his photo but didn't give him a tip. I dropped in my tip... twice! Another guy was paying a nylon string guitar several hundred feet away, but was amplified. He got tips. I also tipped him, but only once.  I think he kinda overpowered the Chinese man.  Come on!  It's San Francisco!  I think I'd rather see the Chinese man play!  Although the guitarist was rather good playing Flamenco Guitar...  Interestingly, later that day, I saw another street guitarist hanging around to listen to the guitar guy.  That guitarist only had a steel string guitar with him that was not amplified.  Not too good either.  I think he was scoping out his competition!

The top photo was also taken at Fisherman's Wharf.  Sailing with Alcatraz in the background!

By the way, doesn't the guy with the guitar remind you of Heisenberg from "Breaking Bad"? (Image borrowed from the internet)