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A Lot of Fleet Week Fog and Only a Little of the Blue Angels Air Show

OK, we know not everyone is stoked about Fleet Week’s air show, and their reasons are valid. We won’t go into all that right now, but we will say, for the people who don’t think the air show is a positive thing, that this year’s show was, by usual standards, a bit of a flop. Karl the Fog was in his element this weekend, wafting thick and heavy across the Bridge and along the San Francisco shoreline, and all the way across to the East Bay. As a result, Saturday’s Blue Angels show was a limited iteration of its full version, and Sunday’s show was canceled. Understandably so; doing what those pilots do would be hard enough without having to fly blindly through fog.

The good news is that one of our crew, Nicki Bennett, managed to sneak out of work on Friday to join Chris and Marissa Neely aboard their Cheoy Lee 41 Avocet and watch the show from the water.

The only fog-free afternoon of the three-day air show.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Nicki
Chris Neely happy at the helm of Avocet. He and Marissa sailed north from Ventura to enjoy some Bay time before heading south for the Baja Ha-Ha.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Nicki
One lone angel in the sky.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Nicki
She may not be nimble like the jets, but it’s always exciting to watch the United passenger plane go through her paces.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Nicki
What was your office view like on Friday?
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Nicki
Freda B and Matthew Turner were crossing tacks with the schooner Seaward (the platform for this photo).
© 2022 Spaulding Marine Center/Jay

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