I saw this on the news last night and meant to post about it, but spaced til I saw it again just now. Chris and I visited San Francisco for a week in August to celebrate our first anniversary and spent a good amount of time early in the morning watching the Sea Lions at Pier 39. And now, just a couple months later, they’re gone!!
This article from MSNBC states they probably left to follow a food source (anchovies, sardines, etc) and that more than likely they will be back in the spring…so strange to see the empty docks though!
Here are a few pictures of the sea lions stacked 2 and 3 deep on the docks back in August:
Now that I’m feeling nostalgic for our trip, here are a few other favorite pictures of our week:
Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge on a Bay Cruise:
Eating at Sam Wo’s in China Town (thanks Jen!!)
Jellyfish at the Fisherman’s Wharf aquarium (using the fancy aquarium setting on our camera):
Lovin’ on some trees in Muir Woods:
Strolling in Sausalito:
The view of the city from Alcatraz at sunset:
Snuggling up watching the city lights after the night tour of Alcatraz:
Phew…now I want to go on vacation again!! What was your favorite trip of 2009? Or, what is your dream trip for 2010?