Good Morning, San Francisco Bay Bridge!
Oh look, here comes a ferry.
It’s coming from the Ferry Building!
While enjoying my coffee and donut, I came across the following tableau.
[Please excuse this egregious example of anthropomorphism]
Fred the Western Gull: Hmm…what do we have here? Why I do believe it’s a tasty crab!
Bob the Western Gull: Hey Fred, whatcha got there, buddy?
Fred: Why, nothing, Bob. I have nothing at all.
Bob: Are ya sure there, Fred? ‘Cause it sure looks like ya got something in yer gob there, pal.
Fred: I have nothing, my good man. Now leave me be!
Bob: C’mon, Fred, just let me nibble a bit on that there crab. Dontcha ‘member me sharing my sea bass with ya last week?
Fred: Oh, very well then. But just this once.
Bob: Thanks, Fred. Yer a real stand-up guy.
Obligatory Western Grebe photo, just to prove I saw one. They kept diving underwater just as I focused in. Taken with my point-and-shoot through binoculars, which is why it’s blurry.
Coit Tower, as seen from the waterfront. We were so close to it the day before and didn’t even realize it. Still a bit annoyed about that. I would’ve walked back up there if I’d had the time.
A couple of shots from Chinatown. It’s the largest one in the Western Hemisphere!
In late afternoon we took a tour of the Mechanics’ Institute Library with the other conference participants. This is a private membership-based library, and the librarian wouldn’t let us take photos inside the library, so as to “protect the privacy of our patrons.” Instead I took a shot of this spiral staircase in the building. After I took the photo I walked down the staircase and kept feeling like I was going to fall on my face. Vertigo!
Next time: Goodbyes!