We dropped our Avalon mooring lines at 7AM headed for Mission Bay. It's an 8-hour motor. Some of us were still sleepy-eyed after attempting to follow Game 5 of the World Series. Yes, it just has to be those baseballs!
So the run was pretty uneventful. We did pass within a mile of the Gener8 Constantine a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). She was lightering about 25 miles off the coast. Lightering entails offloading crude to smaller tankers or barges for transit to shore ports.
|Departing Avalon at 7AM.|
|Gener8 Constantine a VLCC SUPER tanker! At 1050 feet|
in length drawing 55 feet, this ship to too large to enter
port offloading facilities unless lightened.
Just after 3PM we motored into the Bay and made a hard left into Mariners Cove. There we dropped the hook and settled back for a longish happy hour.
|At anchor in Mariner's Cove, Mission Bay|