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May 19, 2007

Our Anniversary
Ken and Cindy, PANO shot by Ben Troxell, May 2001

We got married on top of Mt. Tamalpais (technically, near the top on the Pacific facing slopes) only six years ago!
Ken and Cindy, May 2001

May 15, 2007

Container Ships

Papai ship shot from 5/13/2007 heading to OAK Bay Bridge
On Tuesdays I take the Larkspur Ferry to and from the office and often have my P&S camera (a sturdy little Canon Powershot SD800) with me and shoot the easy moving large targets. One more shot showing these huge ships' awesome capacities. The funniest looking ships are those car transport ships -- they look like moving boxes. I'll dig up a couple photos and post those.

Papai cruise ship shot from 5/08/2007 Coit Tower
Last week this NCL cruise ship was docked at Pier 27 -- the Norwegian Pearl.

May 13, 2007

R.R. and Futbol

Papai 200mm photo of soccer teams in San Rafael, 5/13/2007

A very nice sunny day today in San Rafael. I went to nearby McInnis Park in the morning and took photos along the railroad tracks and of a couple football clubs having a good time.

Papai photo of railroad tracks and weeds in San Rafael 5/13/2007

May 12, 2007

Wine Tasting

Papai photo of Pinot Noir wine glass at Domaine Carneros, 5/12/2007 We went to three wineries today:
* Domaine Carneros
Papai photo of food and wine at Domaine Carneros, 5/12/2007 Domaine is a French Taittinger champagne house property and their sparkling wines are always good. They also make excellent Pinot Noir and more often than not we run into Kenny G. (one of their top hosts/salesmen) at the winery.

All photos by kpapai, 5/12/2007

Papai photo of Nicholson tasting room, dual composite, 5/12/2007 * Nicholson Ranch
Nicholson produce excellent chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah.

Papai photo of Cline Cellars tasting room, 5/12/2007 * Cline Cellars
Cline is opening a sister winery across the highway -- Jacuzzi. It'll open late this month (May) or in June.

May 8, 2007

Ferry Rescues Woman in the Bay

Man Overboard!K.Papai photo of woman being rescue in the Bay

The S.F. Chronicle used my photos of the rescue this morning. The woman...
(Photos by Ken Papai, special to

I shot the above photos in the 4-5 minute span of the rescue this morning, just before 7 a.m. The woman was completely naked (no wetsuit or swimming suit) and didn't look like she was fit enough to be swimming so far out in the bay. I am sure she became hypothermic and the S.F. Rescue was awaiting the arrival of the ferry boat. She didn't fall out of our boat; my guess someone threw her off of a private boat (an argument with a friend/boyfriend/hubby?) else she was totally crazy and foolish and actually swimming naked in the very cold bay (about 53 degrees water temperature). Our ferry Del Norte came to a stop, then swung about and picked her up. They were a very efficient crew.

The Marin IJ reports:
"...Coast Guard officials reported the woman may have jumped into the water sometime Monday night and suffered from a psychotic episode. Petty Officer Dorian Jackson, of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, said the woman was in stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital. "She basically said to the doctor she was attempting to escape from hell," he said.

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