This was the boat home last night. Top speed: drifting forwards. Seems that Encinal sprung a leak yesterday afternoon (not good on a boat), so they brought out the replacements. Old Blue apparently is well named, and only just managed a gentle drifting speed across the bay to Alameda – taking roughly twice as long as Encinal.
This morning, her sister ship Oski did the first run, and Bay Monarch did the 7:15am run. That’s right: two ships needed to replace the Encinal. Even then, we got in to San Francisco so late that I’m here at Starbucks waiting for the 9am bus.