Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pictures and video of South Beach, Fleet Week, and motorcycles.

Here a bunch of pictures I took around South Beach Harbor, AT&T Park, Fleet Week, and some videos of awesome motorcycle riding at Pier 30/32.

South Beach Harbor is located near AT&T Park. The pier behind the ballpark has lovely views of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge. Day, night, and sunrise.

On the backside of AT&T Park there is a free viewing area, open during Giants games. It has great field level views. No seats or food stands in there, but it's fun to watch a couple innings. Check it out next time you're in the area during a Giants game.

Fleet Week is a great week in San Francisco. The Blue Angels are awesome, and there are cool ships to tour. I tried to watch the Blue Angels on Sunday this year, sadly they cancelled their show early due to fog. This is about all I saw.

The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is usually at Pier 30/32 during Fleet Week. LHD-6 is an Amphibious Assault Ship ship. It's main mission is to carry over 1,000 Marines, along with amphibious vehicles, hover craft, and helicopters. This is a great ship to tour, you get to talk to Marines, go inside helicopters and armored vehicles, and hold big guns.

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. This thing is huge, it make the tandem rotor CH-46 Sea Knight look small:

Milkor MGL grenade launcher:

Benelli M1014 combat shotgun, 6+1 semi-auto:

M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle, this is the new Designated Marksman Rifle for the Marine Corps, semi-auto 7.62mm NATO:

Ahh, the next generation of recruits:

The weekend after Fleet Week some motorcycles showed up at Pier 30/32 and put on a great show, until the police showed up.