sunset kayaking on san francisco bay

A few weeks ago, I got an email from my friend Sean, asking me if I'd like to go on a kayaking excursion out on San Francisco Bay. Now, I've lived here almost ten years, and not once have I been kayaking, let alone kayaking on the Bay. Now, I've taken countless ferries and even an ocean liner on the Bay, but this evening, I'll take the plunge.

I plan on paddling to McCovey Cove behind SBC Park to see if I can catch a baseball.

Anyway, it should be fun...it's sponsored by One Brick. Here's their blurb about it:

There isn’t a better way to explore the bay than by kayaking at sunset on a summer evening. The beauty of the natural habitat and the spectacular view of the San Francisco skyline will get your adrenaline going and will make for a pleasing experience for the mind, body and spirit. Expect to see sea lions, seals, pelicans, seagulls and other migrating birds and marine animals. There will be a Giants game on this night so you might even catch a baseball!

Our course will provide us with great views of these San Francisco sights:
  • Bay Bridge
  • Ferry Building
  • Downtown SF
  • Coit Tower
  • Pier 39 sea lion habitat
  • Maritime Museum (submarine, historic ships)
  • Ghirardelli Square (Aquatic Park, turn around point)
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz
  • Treasure Island

I'm actually really looking forward to it...but you're crazy if I'm going to bring my camera out on the bay. I'll buy one of those disposable waterproof ones.

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