Belated Newsletter, but…

There is just no way I’m going to be able to get my newsletter done today. I have two clients who need rush work done and I had to take my daughter to the orthodontist, that means my time is at an even bigger premium than it usually is today. However, I snuck some time in between jobs to pick some of my favorite pictures from our second day in San Francisco and resize the pics to share here. I hope that makes up for it — I mean really, I have sea lions. Sea lions rock!


This is Alcatraz as seen from Pier 39, which is where we went on day two in San Francisco. Looking at it now, I think I should have adjusted the colors on it before sharing but then we run into that lack of time thing again LOL

Sea Lions

I don’t think it would be inaccurate to say that the sea lions where the highlight of the trip for me. I <3 them. I’ve seen them in the zoo, of course, and at West Edmonton Mall, but seeing them ‘in the wild’ was incredible. I don’t know what exactly it is about them that I adore so much. I love their noise, their cute little faces, the way they pile on one another, how obviously intelligent they are. How they bend their heads all the way back, how they fight and play. I just love them. Thus…there were a lot of sea lion pictures taken that day 🙂

Posturing Sea Lion

They always look like their posing for the camera LOL How could I -not- take this picture?

More Sealions

I love the big one who is sort of hovering over the lil dog pile of smaller ones. It looks so protective.


Awwww 🙂

Wider Shot

There were a lot of sea lions there when we were. These are just some of them.

So Cute

I love the piles of sea lion bodies, and especially the sweet little heads poking out of the piles. Their faces remind me a bit of dogs, and their community spirit is really something special to see. I don’t know why they pile on each other, warmth? Comfort? Fun? Whatever it is, it’s awesome to watch.

The Long shot...

This is the original picture…but the reason I took it is actually below.

Detail shot

Doesn’t she look like she’s totally vamping for the camera? I know she’s not, but still…

Fishy fish

While we were at the pier we went to the Aquarium of the Bay (I think that’s what it was called). It was very cool and I enjoyed our time there…but most of my pictures didn’t work out the way I wanted them to. This one was an exception, I’m quite pleased with it.

Big Head

Who says Jo doesn’t have a big head? 🙂

That’s it for today. I hope I didn’t bore you too badly with the sea lion pictures. Hopefully I’ll have time to do the newsletter tomorrow and then I’ll work on a few more picture posts — with no more sea lions, I promise 🙂

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One thought on “Belated Newsletter, but…”

  1. Thanks for visiting PIER 39. We’re really happy to see you had a good time. Your pictures of the sea lions are great. I especially like the “Awwww…” one. Thanks for sharing these and your experience. We look forward to seeing you on the pier again soon.

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