When I was a little girl I marveled at the Golden Gate bridge, when I trained San Francisco Fire Department, the bridge loomed in the background, symbolic of how time has passed. Here I was today training, not what I had expected as a little girl. It was great.

Training day in the bay
The San Francisco Fire Department PWC (personal watercraft) Rescue Team -- which is involved in more than a dozen rescues each year in the bay -- trains Thursday near the St. Francis Yacht Club. Chronicle photo by Chris Stewart