That is my godson, William. He is the main reason I went to San Francisco the other day. Hey, don’t be like that. I didn’t have to get up so early and go over there and walk out of the bridge, and drive all around the coast, taking pictures to share with you!
And speaking of which..
HA! I know, I said I was doing these in chronological order. Okay, so I skipped ahead a few photos to use the picture of a cute kid to lure people onto the post. Sue me.
It is okay. I just have a few more photos before I tell you how me and Willie helped save the planet. Look- cormorants on a big rock, near the mouth of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. That isn’t so bad, is it?
Just look at all that bird poop!
And I met this little guy, as I was cruising down the coast.
Cool stairway. You gotta love the Bay Area.
Okay, we are back to the bridge, but this is different. This isn’t a place I stopped just to take another photo. This is Baker Beach.
I mean, it does have a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge…
But this little dude is why I am here. He just turned 6-years-old. I had presents. And we had one other thing to do.
Hey! Who put all this trash here? Oh… wait… that isn’t trash. It is stuff for picking up trash!
And that is what William and I did.
I mean, he helped… more or less.
But man, we had a good time.
A big boat! I like boats. The zoom lens really makes the mouth of the bay look small in that. It isn’t.
Yes, very good. That is indeed Big Johnny, the guy I went to that rock and roll show with the other night.. He is also William’s dad… which explains why he is doing such a good job of catching him as he flies through the air.
This is a beach cleanup, organized by the Surfrider organization. They do them all over.
But, this particular beach cleanup is organized, over and over, by this incredible lady, the one bending over the bucket for an action shot. That is Eva, Willie’s mom.
She not only organizes the beach cleanups, she has, almost single-handedly, forced many local restaurants to stop using plastic straws. She is a force of nature… for nature.
87 people volunteered for this cleanup, on this particular Sunday. They are also cataloging all the brand-name trash, to put pressure on big corporations. You go, Eva!