Friday, October 05, 2007

Hey, What's That?

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

-Marcel Proust

Isn't that cool? Earlier this week, Alan and I decided to take a walk along the beach at Chrissy Field. We hadn't been to that pathway in many years, so it seemed like it would be a lot of fun. It's so strange, we go to Fort Point to have lunch all the time, but just never seem to visit the lovely grass area of Chrissy Field. Anyway, as we walked up around the corner from the Warming Hut, we saw the unusual rock formations at the edge of the bay. I haven't found out much information about it on the Internet, but I am going back next week, and I will try to stop in at the information center, and try to get some information at that time. Whatever it is, be it public art, or a monument to the effects of global warming on the bay, or something some mysterious person decided to do, I think it's great. We sat for about 30 minutes the other day, just discussing the different formations and enjoying the fabulous autumn weather. It was a nearly perfect day, and it was a lot of fun to make a new discovery. Have you figured out yet, that I am hopelessly in love with San Francisco?

Shaping The Bay: The Changing Bay Area Landscape

"Geologic forces have been shaping the San Francisco Bay Area landscape for 4 million years. The block of rock between the San Andreas and the Hayward faults, under the bay itself, is slowly sinking, and the mountains on both sides of the bay are being uplifted. Climate change and human activity here have further altered the bay. The filling of the wetlands has shrunk the bay's size, and human caused silting, has made it shallower. Only in narrows such as the Golden Gate, does tidal flow maintain deep channels."

Isn't that great?!

Bay sea creatures.

The view back toward the city.

The Beach At Chrissy Field
San Francisco, California
October 2, 2007
Late Afternoon

1 comment:

MyMaracas said...

Love those rocks! Did you ever find out what they were?