18.4.09

Marin Headlands






We went exploring on Friday. We've lived here for almost 13 years and hadn't made it to the Marin Headlands. Not anymore.
We started out on the Marin side of the Golden Gate - pictures of Fort Baker, the bridge and Battery Spencer - one of many military installations we found on our trip. All meant to defend the entrance to the bay during WWII.


Somebody had told me about a beach where you could find cool rocks with holes - perfect for wearing on a leather thong around your neck. Only problem was, he couldn't remember which beach it was, only that it was near Muir Beach. So, we started at the first beach that was easily accessible - Rodeo Beach. We walked S first and inspected just about every rock we found - no luck. Back to the N, again inspecting and picking up a few pieces of beach glass. But no rocks with holes. Pictures of surfers came next and, at almost the very end of the beach, I did find one rock with a hole in it. A bit too big for jewelry but, who knows, maybe next time I'll find the perfect one. Because we'll be back.

5 comments:

Beady Zoo said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I miss the Bay Area so much -- almost as much as I missed the PNW when we lived in the Bay Area, LOL!.
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Kathy B

abeadlady said...

Great shots, Doris! Makes me wish I'd been with you. Looks like your garden is coming right along.

Arline

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Kathy, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I'll try to take more.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Thank you, Arline, wish you could have come, too. It was a good day.
And, yes, the garden is doing well right now. Lots more work to do, but it's enjoyable.

Katie B said...

ahhh Doris, you just made me remember our trip there!
After we crossed the bridge, we were on some tiny TINY road that wound around and around up the mountain before we ended up on the road by the Pacific.
There were several times I almost had my breakfast a second time.
But it was a wonderful trip!