A pair of ducks check out the accommodations at Larkspur Landing. With luck they will nest near by and we’ll get treated to a column of ducklings some future morning.
From: City of Vallejo 5-25-2010 Buses will be servicing the 4:45 PM from Vallejo and the 6:00 PM from San Francisco departures due to a hydrolic problem on the Intintoli. The MV Vallejo is not available due to welding repairs.
From: City of Vallejo Baylink Ferry Service A Pulic Notice regarding the partial ferry parking lot closure and work along Mare Island Way has been posted to the Baylink website. Please click the following link to view a copy of the notice. Parking Lot Closure Info (pdf)
This is a special service announcement from the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry Service. On Wednesday, May 26, AC Transit will hold public hearings at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at AC Transit’s offices at 1600 Franklin Street in Oakland. The hearings are intended to gather public comment on the proposal to implement additional bus service … Read moreAC Transit to hold Hearings on Service Reductions
From City of Vallejo – Baylink Ferry Service << Due to mechanical problems with the INTINTOLI and the SOLANO hauled out for drydock, the 1605 Vallejo and 1715 SF Ferry Building departures will be replaced by Vallejo Transit buses. We apologize for the inconvenience.>>
From City of Vallejo – Baylink Ferry Service (At 7:04 AM) << Due to mechanical problems with the INTINTOLI waterjet control system, the 7AM Vallejo departure and the 810AM SF Ferry Building departures will be replaced by Vallejo Transit buses. We apologize for the inconvenience. >>
From Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry is running extra early morning service on Sunday, May 16 for the ING Bay to Breakers race. Depart Larkspur at 5:45am, 6:30am, 7am, or 8:10am and arrive just steps from the starting line relaxed and ready to run! For more information, visit http://goldengateferry.org/events/baytobreakers.php … Read moreLarkspur Ferry Running Early Morning Trips for Bay to Breakers, Sunday, May 16
From: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. On Thursday, May 13, thousands of Bay Area residents will take to the streets for a zero-emission commute on their bicycles. Energizer stations will be set up throughout the Golden Gate service area to cheer on participants and provide free snacks, giveaways, and encouragement. The Golden Gate … Read moreBike to Work Day is Thursday, May 13
The following is from Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Larkspur Ferry Terminal’s two main boarding berths (berths 1 and 2) are undergoing deck resurfacing work this week. Most of this resurfacing work will occur during non-peak times. Please be attentive to terminal staff and any signage. During this work, passenger boarding of trips … Read moreDeck Resurfacing Work at Larkspur Terminal This Week (4/02)
From the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District … A contract was awarded in September 2009 for the installation of a new propulsion system for re-powering and dry-docking of the M.V. Del Norte. Work was expected to be completed in May. This has been delayed due to a defect uncovered in the valve seats … Read moreUpdate on the Return of the M.V. Del Norte
Tonight’s Giants Ferry departure will be delayed 30 minutes and will depart Larkspur Ferry Terminal at 6:15pm. Travel time to the ballpark is approximately 60 minutes. Golden Gate Ferry apologizes for any inconvenience. For complete Giants Ferry information and for trip planning assistance, visit www.goldengate.org or call 511 (say “Golden Gate Transit,” then “Operator”)/TDD 711.
This is late because no one was notified of this problem until they showed up to take the ferry. The 4-20-2001 5:20 SF to Larkspur ferry is being replaced by 2 buses that are currently on their way to the Larkspur terminal. IF we get any additional news from Golden Gate Transit we will update … Read moreSF to Larkspur 5:20 Boat Not Operating Today 4-20-2010
This isn’t a post about anything to do with ferries or commuting or even parties. But since the people who come by here are pretty cool, I wanted to share one of my favorite web sites with you. In Tune With Spirit is a great web site that allows you to stream, for free (although … Read moreFree Streaming Meditation and Native American music
Just some video of a SF to Larkspur ferry passing a Larkspur to SF ferry one evening recently. Posted for those of you who don’t get to ride at the moment and miss the fun.
An update from the City of Vallejo: Due to mechanical problems, the 12:40 SF Ferry Building departure is being replaced by a Vallejo Transit Bus departing the SF Ferry Building at approximately 1:15 PM. 4/03/2010
Over this weekend, Golden Gate Ferry will inspect and make necessary repairs to the M.V. Napa. The vessel is expected to be fully operational for next week’s commute. However, if the vessel is not available for service on Monday, Larkspur Ferry and Sausalito Ferry will operate modified schedules. Once vessel information is available late Sunday afternoon, … Read moreRepairs to the M.V. Napa Might affect Monday Commute (UPDATED)
And the winner is … But first, here is a shot of the more traditional egg dyeing method. In this photo we have party attendees discussing their various egg coloring strategies. Some new friends from Sweden come by to give it a go. Shortly before arriving in Larkspur, judging of the results begins. And the winner … Read morePhotos: 1st Annual 5:20 boat Egg Coloring party
Title: May Day PartyLocation: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur BoatDescription: Workers of the World, Unite! Although May Day received its inspiration from the United States, the U.S. Congress designated May 1 as Loyalty Day in 1958 due to the day’s perceived appropriation by the Soviet Union.Start Time: 17:20Date: 2010-04-30
Title: Labor Day Party Location: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur Boat Description: The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes (“Nine-Hour Movement”) first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The … Read moreLabor Day Party
Title: Memorial Day Party Location: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur Boat Description: Sweet Mother of Jefferson Davis! It’s that time of year again… Bring treats on the back of the boat to celebrate the start of Summer, and remember: white shoes are OK now. Start Time: 17:20 Date: 2010-05-28
Title: Pumpkin Carving Party Location: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur Boat Description: Oh!—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Pumpkin” … Read morePumpkin Carving Party
On Wednesday, April 7, from 4pm to 7pm, Marin County Health and Human Services will be at the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Terminal offering FREE H1N1 shots to customers. Nurses will be set up in front of the Berth 3 area. Look for their distinctive “Herd Immunity” van and tent! “Herd Immunity” is when a community has … Read moreGGT Larkspur Ferry Terminal offering FREE H1N1 shots
Design Considerations Made by the GGBHTD: When purchasing a tastefull yacht, you probably spent a great deal of time concentrating on its general structure, sea-worthiness, engine capabilities, square footage, and so forth. That’s all well and good and important too, but it’s the interior design of your boat that can truly make your yacht a … Read moreM.S. Marin
How to Make a Smeep: For each serving, place a graham cracker on a cookie sheet. Top each graham cracker with a square of chocolate (milk or dark) and a marshmallow Peep (bunny peeps work great for this because they are flat and brown more evenly). Place under a broiler for a few minutes until … Read moreS’Mores + Peeps = Smeeps!
Location: Back deck of the 5:20 PM SF to Larkspur Boat There will be egg coloring on the back deck of the 5:20 pm SF to Larkspur ferry for anyone interested. Bring hard boiled eggs and your imagination. Coloring supplies will be provided by the ‘Back-of-the-Boat gang’. See you there! Start Time: 5:20 p.m. – Friday … Read moreEgg Coloring Party
The M.V. Napa will be operating on 3 engines for the remainder of this week. This may cause a 5-10 minute delay on Larkspur Ferry trips served by this vessel. Trips operated by the M.V. Mendocino will NOT be affected. For complete ferry schedules and trip planning assistance, visit www.goldengate.org or call 511 (say “Golden Gate Transit,” then … Read moreM.V. Napa Running on 3 Engines Remainder of this Week
I shot this video of the Larkspur Ferry arriving from San Francisco. This is the 5:20 “slow” boat and there is a large group of people who meet most nights on the back of the boat.
There are many thousands of web cams around the world, but none offers quite this nice of a view. At WebMarin.com you will find a live view of the bay (when not foggy or dark) that will remind you of why you are riding the ferry to work instead of sitting in a car on … Read moreWeb site offers stunning view of the bay
Kids under 12 ride free on the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry on Friday evenings. Take them into the city at 5:05 PM ferry and return on the 7:35pm boat. Click here for more information (pdf).
Take the Giants Ferry from Larkspur to all Giants home games this season and arrive at AT&T Park just steps away from all the action, right outside the centerfield entrance. Service begins on Thursday, April 1st with the Exhibition game against the Oakland As! (Please note: ferry departure time changed to 6:05pm on April 1st … Read moreTake the Giants Ferry from Larkspur to all Giants home games