What I hate most about going to the beach is having to leave it. I can walk, stand, and sit for hours hypnotized by the look and feel/pull of the waves.
Add to this the warm day, the refreshing ocean air, the sun shining on the water, the bluffs above, and view of the Marin Headlands and the bridge.
The trails down to west Baker Beach are a very short distance from the #29 bus stop (the Baker Beach bus).
Was gonna move closer to the Sea Cliff homes and the stairway down to the beach from this ‘hood (first photo), but along west Baker Beach there are a lot of little rocks that hurt my feet, so I don’t like to wade around here as much as mid-beach or the east end.
The mid-beach stairway has a few of those caution cones on its lower end like it might be in need of repairs, but it was constantly in use.
The eastside rocks (second and third pics) were too crowded today so didn’t sit there this time. Enjoyed watching a few people toss floating toys into the waves for their dogs to fetch.
Things I don’t want to get wet I stuff in plastic bags in my backpack, like shoes, sox, outer trousers, iPod, wallet. Wasn’t totally drenched all over like last year, just below the waist, so when I got on the bus was just damp, not noticeably dripping and sand-coated.
For last Saturday’s Blue Angels show, finally settled on an ideal spot where I’ll probably end up next year: the top of Battery Crosby (west trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail). Fourth pic: hikers on the slope near this old battery. Baker Beach is below. There weren’t many people atop the battery and one could step off onto litttle trails, with an unobstructed view of the bridge and water.
Fiesta on the Hill, Bernal Heights’ annual street fair, is this coming Sunday, October 16. Live music included, 10 to 6 on Cortland.