Saturday, January 22, 2011

Exploring the Marin Headlands

Today was yet another picture perfect day. We rented a car and headed north over the Golden Gate Bridge.

But first another breakfast special at The Grove, our newest find on Fillmore. I made friends with a big gray poodle out front, who could do every trick we asked of him, including shaking hands.

We did an easy hike with some incredible views of the bridge and the coast. Here is the birthday boy above and the Pacific Ocean below.

We had a guided tour of the Marine Mammal Center, a facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of mostly seals and sea lions (over 1,000 each year), who have become injured or who are sick or abandoned. About 40% can be released back into the wild. Note the sign prohibiting noise, so the "patients" don't become too acclimated to our sounds.

I love this sign along the way. I was glad not to have avoid squishing frogs today.

After lunch in quaint Sausalito we made our way to Muir Beach to catch the last daylight.

There is not much that can compare to the views in this part of California, just minutes out of the city.

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Location:McAllister St,San Francisco,United States


Blogger Kristin said...

Beautiful, Barbara! Absolutely gorgeous.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What outrageously good weather -- I'm so glad you're getting to do so many fun things!


11:40 AM  
Blogger e said...

The perfect place to be in Jsnuary!

Happy Belated Birthday to Dan.

9:35 PM  

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