Posts Tagged ‘ Pier 39 ’

Tulipmania

Feb 4th, 2015 | By

Think San Francisco and gardens or tulips are not the first things that will spring to your mind.



Spotlight on San Francisco

May 22nd, 2012 | By

Ahead of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday on May 27, San Francisco has never looked more golden writes Kaye Holland. Read her guide to the city with its head in the clouds, here



Sea Lions Invade San Francisco

Nov 25th, 2009 | By

That headline could be considered to be the announcement of a horror movie. It isn’t but there is an invasion. For those of you who have been to San Francisco, one of the touristy things to do is to go to Pier 39 and watching the sea lions basking on some low level wooden docks. The occasional scraps and growls as another tries to take over the space of another gives photo opportunities for visitors as the 10-20 sea lions swam around.

This year the numbers have increased. The last estimate is 1,585. And that number of sea lions takes up a lot of space. So much space that adjoining marinas and other piers have been invaded.

Why the massive numbers?