San Francisco Sky Line from the Bay


I have had many places I wished to visit on my Bucket List and here are just a few that I so far, have had the good fortune to tour. The Great Wall of China, the ruins of Machu Pichu in Peru, the Statues on Easter Island and of course the Pyramids of Egypt!

I finally took a trip to Alcatraz after 40 years of living in San Francisco. Now I decided to take a day cruise to the Farallone Islands off the west coast of San Francisco, a true rarity of a sanctuary of birds, fish and mammals. This to celebrate my living in the City for over 50 years now!

We always have a good laugh about the islands as they and Los Angeles are located on the Pacific Plate and are slowly sliding north past the City and the North American Continental Plate. In a few million years L.A. will be 50 miles or so west of us!

Currenly we are in the biggest drought in known recording of rain fall in California. It has been 80 degrees or more in the City. As you can see in the photo, the Pacific Ocean was flat as a rock and there wasn't any wind. It must have been 70 degrees on the boat and one only needed a light jacket or if sitting in the sun, just a light shirt. The captain of the ship said this was one of the best cruises he had ever had due to the wonderful weather.

This tour can be accessed on the following web site: San Francisco Whale Tours or call 800.979.3370 - 415.706.7364.

We saw the following as we cruised to the Farallon Islands:

  • Humpback Whale
  • Harbor Porpoises
  • Pacific Harbor Seals
  • Northern Elephant Seals
  • Blue Footed Booby
  • California Gull
  • Elegant Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Double Crested Cormorant
  • Brown Pelican
  • Pelagie Cormorant
  • Common Murre
  • Common Loon

Select this link to view the Photos taken on the cruise.




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Published on 2014.10.06

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