Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Some pelicans by the freeway

Pelicans enjoying their own little slice of the San Francisco Bay a stone throw away from I580.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Russian River


The Russian River in Sonoma County is a fairly popular place for bay area residents to kayak, swim and raft. Right now the river is pretty tame since it is a low water year and late in the season.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Fish


A fish tank at the Monterrey bay aquarium, where the seem to spend a good deal of time on presentation than other aquariums do. Relevant History and Real Travel Blog have more pictures.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

More tidepool pictures


Here is another picture of the tide pools at Point Reyes National Seashore, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cable car turn around


The Powell & Market street cable car turnaround in San Francisco always draws a crowd. More about cable cars here.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Golden Gate Bridge and beach


The beach on the San Francisco Bay (Presidio) side of the Golden Gate bridge is pretty busy and a neat place to just hang out. Baker beach lets you get pictures from the ocean side.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Point Lobos State Reserve.


The rocky shore at Point Lobos State Reserve (a bit south of Monterey), a great place to visit, get there early on weekends because parking is limited. You're almost certain to see seals and otters. More pictures here and here.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Point Pinole

I went to Point Pinole in Richmond, California the other day and thought I'd share some pictures. Overall its a nice place, but not worth the $5 parking fee, when so many similar places nearby are FREE. Dogs can run around off-leash on the trails, but there is a $2 dog fee. The parking lot is nice though, they have a shuttle that runs to the 1200 ft long pier and back, that way you don't have to carry 100 lbs of fishing gear out there.


There are ton of non-indigenous eucalyptus trees planted by the explosive companies, some of them are pretty big. To the right of the ruined foundation is one of the more minor paths, which look great for mountain biking, overall its probably a little bit limited spacewise for really tearing it up for more than an hour.


There is a freshwater pond with a couple large fields nearby.


And of course, as with any San Francisco bay area coastal park, you get great views.



Bay Area Hiker has a hike guide and more photos.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007