Outdoor Activities

The Landlubbers Guide to Whale Watching

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It’s Gray Whale season in the Bay Area! From December through April Gray Whales follow the Pacific coastline south from their winter home in the Arctic to their summer home in Baja California. The Farallon Islands  create a whale superhighway, directing the whales to hug the coastline, and make it possible to see whales from […]

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Exploring Lands End

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I started the New Year by exploring two popular San Francisco sites that I had some how managed to overlook- Mile Rock Beach and the rock labyrinth at Lands End. The labyrinth is located on a bluff overlooking Mile Rock Beach and the Pacific. The well-maintained labyrinth is made of loose rocks. The view of […]

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Stargazers Delight

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The combination of bright city lights and thick fog make stargazing in the Bay Area a challenge.  The Perseids Meteor Shower hits its peak on August 12th and 13th so set your alarm and grab your coffee to enjoy one of the best annual meteor showers. The Earthgrazer meteor is a long, slow, colorful meteor, […]

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Follow the Light: A Full Moon Paddle

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It was 5:30pm as we approached the Golden Gate Bridge. The sunny day had turned cold and a blanket of fog covered the city. Thick fog rains on the car’s windshield and swallows the red towers of the bridge. For a single moment I think about turning around and heading home. Am I crazy to […]

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Bike and Sip: Wine Tasting in Healdsburg

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Sonoma residents affectionately refer to San Franciscans as lizards. We slither out from the San Francisco fog to bask in Sonoma’s sunshine. The life of a lizard is pretty grand- especially when cycling through vineyards in search of the perfect glass of wine. Cycling past rows of grape vines, colorful barns and sheds, majestic oak […]

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A Day on Angel Island

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Angel Island is a heavily wooded island that is trapped back in time. It is a 30 minute ferry ride from San Francisco, but it feels like another world. The lush vegetation and the salty sea air are slowly reclaiming the old, dilapidated buildings making this island an explorer’s paradise. We originally went to Angel […]

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Adult-Worthy Slides

Hidden SF

While I prefer to swing my troubles away sliding is the next best thing. There are two parks in San Francisco with slides that are worthy of adult-sized fun. My preferred slides are the Seward Street slides in Noe Valley. At the entrance to the hidden park that is home to the Seward Street slides […]

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