Bay Area interlude: Part I

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An early morning at the Sutro Baths ruins near the Cliff House at the north end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco.  The Sutro Baths opened in 1896 as the world’s largest indoor pool.  The structure burned down in 1966 and the area has been a nice place to wander ever since.

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The ruins are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes some good walking paths and trails, even a couple tunnels.

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Parts of the ruins now function as artificial tidepools.

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The Seal Rocks, just off the beach, are mostly full of pelicans these days.

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A guano miner’s dream.

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Just don’t splat us, please.

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There’s a nice beach at low tide, but it’s not there for long.

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A gathering spot for early morning fishermen.

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There are also lots of big black ravens.  They remind me of the Maltese Falcon, a San Francisco icon (and cliche).

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The sandstone cliffs are really cool.

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So are the bluffs above.

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Somebody’s lost feather got stuck in a California Poppy, making it look almost like a Hawaiian Hibiscus.

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The north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge is barely visible through the morning fog.

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Along with another squadron of pelicans.

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We’ll head over that way too.

 

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Author: oahu nature blog

Just a nice person who sees the good in life. And in nature.

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