Bay Area interlude: Part III

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Morning seagulls strut their stuff by the yacht harbor beside Marina Green in San Francisco.

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This stone lighthouse was built to last.

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And it’s a great perch.  Made it ma, top of the world!

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Pelicans hunt while Alcatraz broods in the distance.

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Not all follow the flock.

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Sometimes the island’s lighthouse is a comforting beacon of stability amid ruins and rough seas.  Sometimes it’s reminiscent of an all-seeing panopticon conditioning the viewer to internalize the gaze of authority.  I guess it all depends on how your day’s going.

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The moment of truth.  Will they share this piece of crab or fight for every scrap?  As it turns out, a little of both.  So similar to humans.

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It seems kind of a shame to use such interesting sandstone for a simple breakwater, but it looks so much nicer than the usual concrete rubble.

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How long ago were these shapes and patterns formed?  What was the world really like then?

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No shortage of strong-looking mussels here.  But I sure wouldn’t eat anything out of this water.

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The nearby Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 as a temporary structure for the Panama-Pacific Exposition.  Preserving it was a great move.

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A tugboat tows a barge as a pelican tows its followers.

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In the distance is Camp Reynolds near the western tip of Angel Island.

 

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The sun comes out as a fishing boat heads out the Gate near Lime Point.

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And we’re back on the road.

 

 

 

 

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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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