Carquinez Strait, Napa River, Mare Island.

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I paddled from Vallejo to Benicia on June 21st 1997 with Don Flemming and some other BASKers.

On May 23rd 1996, I took my dad kayaking in the Carquinez Straight where it is joined by the Napa River around the tip of Mare Island.

Here's dad starting out and going up river past Mare Island:

Pictures of some of the abandoned Navy piers in the neighborhood:

Pictures of Sandy Beach, the little community where Dad was staying for a few weeks:

And dad "surfing" in the wake from the commuter jet boat that zoomed past a minute earlier:

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