October 12, 2003

What a day...

The Blue Angels

This is Fleet Week in San Francisco. We were invited yesterday to a friend's place who has a big terrace on top of her flat overlooking the Bay. We ate and drank and watched the Blue Angels and Canada's Snowbirds and other flying teams perform. Unbelievable. A gorgeous breezy sunny day, a view stretching from the Bridge to Alcatraz and beyond, a thousand boats out on the glittering water (Including the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, always a treat for me), the hills of Angel Island and Marin and Sonoma as a backdrop....and it's all just a slightly-cramped stage for dozens of high-performance jets.

My picture is poor, but the world's best cameraman couldn't have captured the scene.

Posted by John Weidner at October 12, 2003 8:36 PM
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