The Catch of The Day at the San Diego Bay Harbor !
So what's better than just seeing something that is truly awesome! Answer: Being able to share it with friends and family here in the Rain.
Yesterday on the 4th of July, I encountered one of the most stunning vessels I have ever seen up close and personal. While I was not invited aboard ( a simple oversight I am sure, LOL ) I could easily observe the outside of this incredible yacht. Love the helicopter on board!
This is a complete redo of the ship originally built in 1998 was lengthened by 20 feet and redesigned by a true yachtsman. This is the world famous Attessa which is 225 feet long and owned by industrialist,entrepreneur and philanthropist Dennis Washington who visits San Diego with some regularity. As you might be able to tell from the flag, it is registered in the Caymen Islands and is one awesome looking ship.
I met one of the staff and had a chance to speak with him briefly and he was very gracious to be able to answer some of my questions. Quite a nice chap, actually! There are two ships with this name, this one and another that is 330 feet long. Both completely redesigned in similar styling. Both owned by the same owner. This one currently has a staff of 16 and accommodates 10. "Quite comfortably", he added.
Just take a look, it was simply too large to get one photo without a wide angle lens ( which I wasn't carrying). This first photo of the ship's stern was taken behind the San Diego Convention Center as was the second photo of the bow. The third photo was a night-time photo and taken with a telephoto lens from atop the Hilton Hotel. ( a pre-fireworks photo ). Since I have no fireworks photos because all the fireworks exploded at the same time ( computer glitch- see separate post ), what I do have photos of are not so disappointing to me since the fireworks failed. Sort of making lemonade from the lemons analogy 😊
This third photo was taken from the rooftop of the San Diego Hilton Hotel with a 300mm telephoto lens.