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A multimillion dollar unmanned submarine has arrived at Pillar Point Harbor!    The bright yellow drone named, Echo Ranger, has been around for a few days while testing goes on before it is is launched to do some underwater map surveying.





Crews are preparing the Echo Ranger to survey the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier scuttled in 1951 by the U.S. Navy.  The shipwreck is located by the Faralawn Islands some twenty miles...
I took a short walk down to the harbor on Thursday after I saw a number of semi-trucks lined up on the wharf. Turns out crab is so plentiful here, that they are shipping them all over the west coast.   Here's what I saw!







This container holds 800 pounds of crab



The containers are loaded onto a waiting semi-truck
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Here's an interesting little tidbit.

What does the iconic Starkist logo "Charlie, The Tuna" have to do with Pillar Point Harbor?   The harbor was the birth place of the talking fish who always got rejected by the StarKist fishermen! "Sorry, Charlie!"

The Romeo wharf was built by Joe Romeo in 1940 for about $50,000.  Fishermen unloaded sardines and salmon there for decades. 

Joe branded cans of his seafood "Charlie Boy" with a c...


Princeton Seafood Company will hand out hot apple cider and stuffed animals
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The Lady Washington visits Pillar Point Harbor!



We saw the Lady Washington arrive as she sailed full mast past Pillar Point RV Park.    The ship was available for a free tour for two days and you could book a one hour or three hour ride. 

There are 12 deckhands who man the ship, all of whom were dressed in period clothing for the walk on tours.  They answered every question and demonstrated how to use the rutter, set off ...
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company


Just a short walk down the path that runs in front of the Pillar Point RV Park is the Half Moon Bay Kayak Company.   If you're taking a stroll toward the Harbor you can't miss the colorful collection of kayaks on the beach.

They offer a whole range of tours, classes and camps for people of all ages.
Private lessons are available.

 

All rentals include: wetsuit, water resistant paddle jacket, li...

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While the wind was rattling our travel trailer this morning and the sound of the rain drowning out my thoughts, you still don't know what delights are coming your way.   I looked out the window and right there, in front of us in the Pillar Point Harbor were two very brave kite surfers.    The wind was right, the harbor smooth and a couple of young men came to take advantage of the nearly perfect conditions.  (no rai...