The bike already feels pretty comfortable at speed, but I wanted to do some parking lot drills so I pulled into the Shoreline Park parking lot and started farting around doing U-turns, swerves, and quick stops. I was making loops around the USS Oakland mast when I spotted a road that wasn't open the last time I was there. Ever-curious, I headed down it.
At the end, I found a small parking lot that's right at the edge of the port itself, with a fantastic view of the cranes. The Pugwash Senator was being loaded. These cranes are amazing-- they can lift over seventy tons at once, and can load or unload a container in just two minutes. I stopped and grabbed my camera, but only got a couple of pictures before the batteries went kaput. And then it started raining.
I dodged raindrops for the two- or three-mile trip back to the loft, exchanged the bike for the car, grabbed batteries, and rushed back so that I could get some photos before the parking lot hit the 10 p.m. pumpkin time.
Here they are, unedited and unfiltered. I had the tripod in the car, but I was in a hurry so all of these are handheld. Some turned out pretty good, some are blurry, and some are just blah. A few were taken from across the middle harbor, at Port View Park. Enjoy!
Oh yeah! I just found webcams on the port. Tres cool.