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Old 16 March 2014, 13:46   #1
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Now that is a fog bank

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Old 16 March 2014, 14:36   #2
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We call that a 'Haar ' Very annoying when it appears, as you can be in warm sunshine one minute and bollok frozen the next, as it drifts onto the coast.
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Old 16 March 2014, 16:15   #3
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Pretty normal afternoon weather on SF Bay. Not every day, but definitely common.

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Salcombe Last Summer

I have this photo as my desktop! We had a few foggy days in Salcombe last summer. Thanks to RMS who guided us through to Dartmouth in the fog. Coming back though was glorious and a really good run!
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Old 16 March 2014, 20:03   #5
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Not to worry you but I've heard the locals call it a sea fret
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A number of years ago I spent a year on a ship going from LA to San Francisco and that was a pretty common sight.

We berthed at Richmond, and it would be bright and sunny, yet an hour after leaving, rounding Angel Island, you would hit the solid bank of fog until out past the pilot station.

Craziest thing I saw, (only just!) was going under the Golden gate, and having kite surfers coming towards the ship at a rapid rate of knots, seeing this massive wall of steel in front of them, and then having to peel away at the last minute! we only picked them up on the radar at the last minute, and could only just see them as they got to within about 50 metres of the ship!

How we never minced them up with the prop, I will never know.

We tend to not sail if the fog is too bad now, but still get caught out in it on occasion.
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"I have this photo as my desktop!" so do I now. Thank you. Regards Jim
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We were in Monterey over the weekend, and watch the fog bank come in. It swallowed the sailboats in an eerie kind of way, since it was a wall.

As to SF the coolest thing with the fog is watching it come in over the Waldo Grade as it blows over the highway quickly. On the water side we have watched vis come and go in a matter of minutes.
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As to SF the coolest thing with the fog is watching it come in over the Waldo Grade as it blows over the highway quickly.
If you're further east, you can watch as the fog pours through the gaps in the coastal mountains like fingers of cold grey filling the valleys.


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If you're further east, you can watch as the fog pours through the gaps in the coastal mountains like fingers of cold grey filling the valleys.


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Watched that on the way home from Monterey, coming up Highway 101 yesterday.
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