For years now I have heard people talk about the Sea Lions of San Francisco. I have heard this talk so often, I still think that the Giants are misnamed especially since some football team in New York already has it. I would have thought the San Francisco Sea Lions would have been a much better name for the baseball team.
That was up until I moved here and found no sea lions. When Missy was visiting we even spent time looking and found nothing. When my parents were here my dad SWORE they were “In this exact spot last time! I swear! Where have they all gone? Maybe it’s off season.”
There were spots Toby swore.
They’ll be here. I remember it from playing Tony Hawk.
And they weren’t.
No, here! They’re here. I skated this board.
And they weren’t there.
Even Tony Hawk featured the Sea Lions of San Francisco. Where were these creatures?
The night we left for Alcatraz, we were wandered around Pier 39 looking for the dock they said our boat would leave from. Toby said he’d meet us there and that we should just go ahead and get the tickets first. So we wandered around, wandered around and suddenly I heard a sound. It was the sound of old drunk men laughing. Hard. We rounded a corner, and this is what I saw:
Just flopped all over one another like slugs in beer. Yelling. No, barking.
And I called Toby and held the phone up so he could hear my findings. He knew exactly what it was. The San Francisco Sea Lions were alive and barking.
Later, when he showed up to take the night cruise with us, I walked him over to see the San Francisco Sea Lions. And just like that, Tony Hawk Pro 4 suddenly came right back to him.
Yes, I should have known. This was the course. I remember it well now. I rode over that dock, that one facing Alcatraz.
Yesterday, I took Shelly to Fisherman’s Warf, and more importantly, Pier 39 where we watched these silly fatties bitch and moan to everyone and anyone in sight. Below are some pictures. I also took video. But it’s 7 mgs and it’s just a barking sea lion.
They like to sleep.
This dude was just huge. I wonder how much he weighs.
The big guy again.