S1:E6| Sailboat Adventure to Treasure Island & Clipper Cove
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S1:E6| Sailboat Adventure to Treasure Island & Clipper Cove

January 15, 2020


I’m riding a horsie. I’m gonna go ride the waves, and
the wind! Me too! Okay let’s go do it! Ruby where are we headed? Clipper Cove. Are you excited? Yes. Long day of school. Hey Ruby, wanna go look at the moon with me? Yeesssss! Of course she’s bound to mimic the
feelings Jen and I put off, but it’s just so amazing after we’ve spent time away
from each other all week, doing the things that each of us have to do to get
closer to realizing our goals this beautiful little human that we’re
responsible for shaping, is as excited and relieved as we are to untie the dock
lines and head out to anchor for the weekend. All of us likely looking forward to
different things, like running into friends, swimming playing in the sand,
grilling some good food under the moonlight and sipping some drinks in the
sun. Ruby and I decided to have sun-uppers today. Mommy’s downstairs sleeping and we forgot to have sundowners last night
didn’t we. The sun is shining, it’s beautiful out. well we just worked two long weeks and
decided it was time to get away from the dock and just motored on over to Clipper Cove. It takes like 20 minutes. Late last night in the dark so
that we could wake up and start our weekend our Saturday here playing on the
beach. Because we’re getting some amazing weather that we don’t typically get in the Bay area. So, we’re taking advantage. Little staycation. With our boat safely tucked into clipper Cove, we decided to row ashore to go check out the Treasure Island flea market. [Now Treasure Fest[ On our walk over we weren’t really sure what to expect. The Treasure Island flea market
was launched with a mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs and is
held on the last full weekend of every month. [Sarcasm] It’s a very well protected flea
market. Hahaaa, CHURRO! Churrooo! We stopped by Mateo’s for a quick churro
fix, then we decided to head down to the beach to relax in that warm sunshine for
the rest of the afternoon. [Reading: ‘An Embarrassment of Mangoes’] We had timed the turn during daylight, when the sea was serene and sun high overhead, when we could clearly see the Sapphire ribbon of safe water between
the dappled yellow green reef… This used to be were the old, uh, airplanes? Clipper, Clipper planes yeah
clipper planes. There are clipper ships too right? Clipper planes used to land so
there’s a lot of history and buildings. This building was actually the corporate
office and passenger terminal for Pan American Airways. I found this old
footage a few years back after Jen’s Great-Uncle told us some cool stories
about Treasure Island. Every time I’m in Clipper Cove now I think about these
planes in the 1940s using the anchorage we’re in as a runway to fly out over the
Pacific. My Great-Uncle’s in his eighties now, but
he told us about being a kid and attending the 1939 World’s Fair with my
Great-Grandfather that happened here at Treasure Island. It was evidently a huge event that
celebrated the completion of the Oakland San Francisco Bay Bridge as well as the
Golden Gate Bridge. Hhaha. What are you looking at? I’m learning to play the clarinet. My dream is like super calm crossing somewhere in the middle of nowhere and sitting in the cockpit and playing the clarinet. Awesome! Somewhere tropical. I want to be in that dream. Alright, you’re welcome to come. In researching some of the stuff and
gathering up some of this footage, Jen and I ran across an article about incubator
babies which was evidently a really popular sideshow back then! So I dug into it a little bit and I found some links on it and a lot of other really cool
historical information about Treasure Island if you want to cruise over to our
website at www.tightlittletribe.com you’ll find it there. Winner winner, chicken dinner!!!

10 Comments

  • Reply Tight Little Tribe Sailing August 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I hope you all get a kick out of seeing some of this 30's and 40's era footage! To walk around Treasure Island now, you would be hard pressed to imagine how lively it was back then. The anchorage here is great as well. Ranges from calm and quiet, to chock-a-block and raucous. We're up for all of it. If you've been here, share your stories here in the comments!

  • Reply Adi Srikantha August 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Really liked the old footage folded into the vlog, you guys are so San Francisco, I love it and trying to get back to the Bay Area on my own boat. Hope to meet up some Days!

  • Reply Bullseye August 25, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Hi you All!  What  great laid back video.  You gave us a new destination and interest in learning about Treasure island.  I did not know anything about it and now I already really like it!  We are headed to the boat in a few days so we will checking out Clipper Cove soon.  Thanks and keep up the great times and videos,  Blair and Bella

  • Reply Patrick Boyle August 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    great video, very interesting. good mix of the old footage and your trip to the cove!

  • Reply graeme hartnett September 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

    The videos keep getting better and better. Keep it up!

  • Reply J B October 22, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Hi there. In the 80's I worked at LaGuardia Airport in NYC. The company I worked for kept their planes in the old Marine Air Terminal hanger. This building originally housed the Pan Am Clippers for their Trans Atlantic flights. There were ramps with tracks embedded in them to roll the dollies the Clippers were placed upon. They would roll the out of the bay, across the tarmac and into the hanger. The shop we used was used as the propeller shop. Pretty interesting stuff. Sorry this was so long. Thanks for the video!

  • Reply TeeVee Adventures! June 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    New sub here!! That sunset is beautiful!! I haven't sailed in quite a few years, but after seeing this, we need to get out on the water! My wife and son really want to get out to the west coast. There's no shortage of cool things to do out there!

  • Reply RTR Rainbow Toy Reviews June 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    New sub here. 🤗

  • Reply Becca August 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I found y'all because you are living aboard with your little one, as we plan to do. But I also enjoy watching the sweet way your tight little tribe does life together 😊

  • Reply Ericson 26 Savannah November 26, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    That old footage was great to see. Thanks

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