August 18

Black Sand Beach

On a warm muggy Sunday we head to a new beach, Black Sand Beach in Marin County within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We arrive early and hoped the fog would burn off but it didn't, but the temperature was warm and pleasant so we stayed most of the day. Later that afternoon we head over the hill to Sausalito which was sunny and warm. We stop at Spinnaker Restaurant for a quick bite to eat. After strolling around the water front we head back over the bridge and head home.

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  • Looking back to the city through the fog from Marin Headlands

  • Looking back to the city through the fog from Marin Headlands

  • Toby at the Marin Headlands

  • Wispy fog hovers over the golden gate

  • Looking back to the city through the fog from Marin Headlands

  • Alan at the Marin Headlands

  • Alan at the Marin Headlands

  • Walking down to Black Sand Beach

  • A quiet foggy day although not cold or breezy

  • Footsteps in the sand

  • A bevy of seagulls

  • We set up near some rocks

  • A quiet day at the beach

  • Feet in the sand

  • Seagull on a rock

  • Getting my toes wet

  • A rocky point makes for a good fishing point

  • Is that seagull on Toby's head?

  • Toby at the beach

  • Toby at the beach

  • Alan at the beach

  • FWEE

  • FWEE

  • Our feet in the sand

  • Mussells growing on the sea rock

  • Alan at the beach

  • View of the foggy San Francisco from Spinnaker's restaurant

  • Looking back toward Belevedere from Spinnaker's

  • View of SF and a Ferry from Sausalito

  • Numerous kayakers on the water this warm day

  • Looking out toward Tiburon

  • Cheers

  • Alan at Spinnaker's in Sausalito

  • Toby at Spinnaker's in Sausalito

  • Picturesque views abound from Spinnaker's Restaurant in Sausalito

  • Toby in a very warm Sausalito afternoon

  • FWEE

  • View looking back toward the seaside community of Sausalito

  • Fog still engulfs the Golden Gate

  • Fog still engulfs the Golden Gate

  • Fog shrouded trees near Lincoln Blvd in San Francisco

  • Driving through Golden Gate Park

  • Driving through Golden Gate Park

  • Driving home