Mon 22 Aug 2011
Well, it is finally here—our arrival in San Diego. This morning I awoke to a little red in the sky. When I looked out the window—there were dolphins. So I had to hurry and get dressed. Missed them all by the time I got out there.
But later after breakfast I managed to take a few pictures—not great but they are dolphins.
So the dolphins helped escort us into San Diego. Welcome home sailors of the sea!!
Bow Watch this morning.
Cadet Alexandre Boudreaux at the chart table.
Cadet Kate Fossati
Waiting for the pilot to come aboard.
San Diego pilot boat spotted.
Pilot boat comes alongside the starboard side. The pilot, Lyle Donovan climbs aboard the rope ladder.
The pilot boat leaves—it was a very quick drop and leave.
The flags are raised—Cadets Miller, Birkner and Bell.
Captain Sam Pecota and San Diego pilot Lyle Donovan bringing the Golden Bear into San Diego.
Cadet Coleman Rosenberg, Cadet Tyler Warshauer and 2nd Mate Dave Coleman
Cadet Nicholas Edwards and pilot Donovan.
The tugboat, Saturn comes alongside the aft starboard.
The tugboat, Spartan comes alongside the starboard bow.
MEANWHILE ON DECK THE LINE HANDLERS GO ASHORE
The Golden Bear crew helps out the line handlers ashore….
The crane gets ready to lower the rescue boat.
Watching the crane get hooked up.
Steadying the boat for lowering.
On-shore line handlers ready to go.
Releasing lines on the rescue boat.
Going to shore.
MANNING THE RAILS
Here we are in San Diego.
Pushing the Ship into Dock
Take a good look at the “apron” used by the tug pushing our ship.You can see a large sheet of canvas covering the big rubber bumper mounted on the Tugboat’s bow. Finally we got some one that didn’t want to mess up our paint job.
San Diego pilot Donovan, Cadet Edwards and Captain Pecota direct the docking of the Golden Bear.
Bow lines are handled on shore.
Windlass on the bow.
Lines are tied by our on-shore crew.
READYING THE GANGWAY
Attaching the safety net.
Cadet Kate Fossati escorts San Diego pilot Lyle Donovan to the gangway.
Captain Harry Bolton meets the ship.
Chanel 10 interviews Cadet Nicole Carman.
A FEW RANDOM SHOTS
Out of the engine room and into some of San Diego’s famous sunshine…
Engineers: Electrical Engineer James Eckerle, Chief Engineer Bill Davidson, 1st Engineer Lyle Cook, 2nd Engineer Mike Andrews, and Logistics Engineer Stan Hitchcock.
Nurse Carole McClain and Mate Buddy Blackburn.
Our Licensed Watch Engineers from down below…a very rare shot of all three together.
Watch Standing Engineers Larry Splawn and Scott Green and Instructor Doug Rigg.
DIVISION ONE FRESHMAN
Engineers: Cadets Nolan Schuetz, Kirsten Figueroa, Raul Lopez-Rodriguez and Pearson Smith
Cadets Jon Erb, Justin Lynch, Moo-jae Koh, Joel Mason and Peter Charbonnet