Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oil Rig or Yacht? --- Day 229

Walk: No
Distance: Basically 0; kind of adjusting to trip not taken

So when did the America's Cup boats start looking like this?

The big race and the contending boats/teams are here in San Francisco for the next few days.  It is exciting/energetic if you go down by the water.  And for $26,000, the cost of a VIP ticket, there must be even more excitement. 

I expected yachts like these:

Big, white, swoopy, elegant things that would make my heart go pitter-patter.

But the yachts that are here actually elicit a bit of fear at first glance. Something about their upright stiffness and the liquidity of the water is jarring.  Also their scale and angularity seems odd for our graceful Bay. What do you think?

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