That pretty much says it all. I arrived down in San Francisco about 2 weeks ago to start my hitch onboard the Sause tug "Cochise".
Last week, we did a Eureka run and then came back down to pier 50 (next to AT&T park) in San Francisco where we have been tied up ever since. Our next run isn't scheduled until this coming Sunday, so we've just been doing maintenance and cleaning aboard the boat and enjoying some free afternoon/evenings to get out into the city.
I've been lucky enough to meet my family for lunch, go for a bike ride (we have a bike that stays onboard the barge), catch a movie and see some sights here and there. It's pretty boring being tied up to the pier for so long, but sure beats getting tossed around in Alaska somewhere in between heinous cargo stops.
The boat is nice, the crew is good, the food is great and the weather has been amazing to say the least. The view from my stateroom looks out at the San Francisco skyline and the Bay bridge. Pretty hard to beat a view like that!
I've taken a few coffee breaks out on deck and just enjoyed the view while we have it.
We will be heading over the Richmond in a few days and then make another run up to Eureka. From there, I'm sure we will be back down here bouncing around the bay from dock to dock.
We did nearly a full crew swap today, so I've got some new names to remember. Everyone seems cool so far! Anyhow, thats all I've got for now. 2 weeks down and about 3 to go!
Back to my duties...