I see that you've taken down the Pavilion camera (which only worked
at certain times!) and replaced it w/ the Boat Rental location.
Shoot - wish you would have done that a week ago so I could have
seen the Boat Parade from that site. I watched it from the Ferry
cam, but the light from there glared and it was hard to see the
boats. But.......I did enjoy the parade! Thanks for having all
these cams for those of us who need their "beach fix"!
Greetings Jim; do you have any history or info you could share with
me about my uncle Coy Watts liquor store, Coy's Liquor, across from
the Balboa theater? Year it opened or anything of interest I can
share with my family? I know he was good friends with Dillman and
spent many hours at Dillmans place. Coy's wife Hazel, my aunt, is
still alive living here in Orange County.
Great site. I was watching the ferry go back
and forth and noticed an accident waiting to happen. It seems they
let the people on before the cars. Even have several sitting right
where the cars go by. One panicky driver and several feet get run
over or legs get broken. Maybe people killed. Seems they should
let the cars on first then the people. Okay, maybe it hasn't
happened yet. But there's a first time for everything. Word to
the wise (or the paranoid like me).
Hi, I live in Orange Park Fl. My daughter lives
on Opal St. on Balboa Isl. Watching the Ferry cam, makes it seem
like I'm closer to her and my grandchildren. Thanks so much.
I'm Jerry Nikas' son, that was the brother of Ted Nikas. They
owned the "Prison". I am very interested in talking to you more
about your memories and my memories about the past. I'm interested
to talking to anyone who knew my father Jerry.
Alexander Demitrius Nikas
I check the ferry cam almost every day! .. I did
get back to Balboa this past August and rode the ferry.. it was
over too quickly! I like the way the ferry cam changes position ..
although I really liked it when you could see the end of the dock
because then I could really tell how high the tide was!
I'm looking forward to the re-new cams!
You might remember me by sight, although it's been some years since
you've seen me. I'm an author and have written a series of books
set in Balboa. I'd love to send you a copy if you'll send me a
One of the nicest places there is to be at the
water. I used to live in Huntington Beach. Now, I live in Northern
Ca. I worked in Newport Beach and I sure miss the area. This is a
real nice site, thank you.
i have been visiting this site everyday for
around a month now, i have to admit it's a great site. i have the
ferry boat cam on in the background pretty much all day as i sit
here in the office working at my computer. after 27 years cooped up
at this desk, it's so refreshing to watch the boats go by and
whatever those large dark things that you can see floating on top
of the water. ( i'm thinking seals?) it's so calming, i so wish i
was there... it looks so peaceful and nice. it also reminds me that
there is another world out there. i really never take a vacation so
it's nice to see somewhere i would enjoy visiting. i do have a
question however, how do the boats stay steady against the dock as
the vehicles enter and exit it? thanks for some sanity in my
Thanks for the info, I can see the pins you were
talking about. You must excuse me but I’ve been living in this God
forsaken desert here in phoenix way too long. The only time I get a
chance to be near water is in the shower. J Anyway, have a great
weekend and I will continue to visit your website and enjoy the
peaceful scenes of the waterway.
Today I sit at my desk at Sacramento
International Airport and stare at the fog and cold drizzle out the
terminal windows. Then I turn to my computer and watch kayakers
heading out on the bay from a view in front of Newport Landing.
Thanks for keeping the sun and sea alive to us trapped in a cold,
Ken in Sacramento
Who out there recalls the huge flag pole out
side of Dons' (Island) market on Agate? As Island kids in the
'60s and '70s, my brother Tim and I reveled in midnight swings on
the halyard, arcing up onto the side of the ferry work shop. The
pole was outside of the side door to the market; I see it is now