Friday, October 24, 2014
Pacifica and San Francisco Oct. 2014
Yesterday I went on a day trip to beautiful seaside Pacifica, just south of San Francisco.
Gorilla Barbecue, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. A must whenever I visit Pacifica.
Sea gull, Rockaway Beach
Two men fishing on the beach
After spending some time at the ocean, I caught BART at nearby Colma, for a 15-minute ride into San Francisco. I got off one stop too soon, and ended up walking nearly a mile to a fabric store that was only a block from BART. Oh, well.
Near 24th St. Mission BART station
I'm a pianist and I enjoy classical music, so the name intrigued me. I'll have to check it out next time I go to the fabric store.
Chinese food and donuts - interesting combination.
Fabric Outlet, near 16th St. Mission BART
I found fabric to make a new pair of pants for less than $20 total, which surprised me.
Colma station, BART
I was getting ready to exit when I heard someone playing trumpet. I'm used to seeing musicians play for money in the halls. But this guy was actually waiting for a train. Judging from his headphones, I would say he was practicing.
Sunset at Pacifica Pier
I hadn't been to the pier in several years, after discovering Rockaway. A traffic jam on Highway 1 and little time before the sunset caused me to backtrack to the pier. I arrived just in time.
Last moments of the day. I loved how the birds played in the waves like children, running up to the water, then skittering away as the waves came in.
Pacifica Pier, popular fishing spot
I learned recently that co-worker Lupe N. enjoys fishing for crab here.
In case you forgot to bring bait.
It's not unusual to see the waves come over the sea wall during high tide. But during one storm years ago I saw the water come over the wall (left), across the sidewalk and little street, and into the yard (see the guy in the white shirt). That's 28 paces for me. Wow!
High Tide restaurant, Pacifica
Found in a Google Maps search of restaurants. I love crepes, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was a crepe restaurant in Pacifica. The food was pretty good, and I'll probably come back.
Lots of ocean-themed art on the walls
I had a wonderful tiime on my trip. I'll be back before too long.