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... and ordered two falafel sandwiches. Well no word of a lie, it was the best falafel we have ever had! So crunchy and tasty. Yum! Now stuffed, we headed back to the beach to do some more sunbathing.
After we were sunned out we strolled down the boardwalk again and Dan had seen a 'Dipping Dots' stand and had to get some. Basically dipping dots is ice cream in, well, the size of dots! He had it 18yrs ago when he was in America so had to have it again.
We made sure ...
... to look at more coastal scenery, all wild and wooly with the June Gloom all of a sudden rolling in. Bird island was covered in - birds? Go figure. There were huge kelp beds which abound in this area, in fact, all along the coast which support the huge population of seals,otters and other marine life.
We then drove along the ocean boulevard on a fine sunny morning, all the way to Lovers Point (cue hearts) with the quaint period homes, ...
... where children are encouraged to feel the various slimy creatures, which I passed on and kept my hands firmly in my pockets. I neither eat them nor want to feel them. The building is huge and has massive picture windows on three sides which overlook the ocean. Wherever you look, you cannot but help see the odd head of a seal, otter or sea lion bobbing up. Amazing! What I found slightly odd was the canning element at the aquarium, which seemed to sit rather at odds ...
... from Sebastopol. There's a great park on the northwest side of the Golden Gate Bridge that provides amazing views of the bridge and the city and also lets you walk out to see where the bay meets the ocean. Of course, thanks to our ever-faithful civil servants (Congress) that option was a no-go since it’s a National Park. Then I remembered the amazing new cathedral in Oakland….
So, a ...
... said I.
"What about breakfast do we order it in the morning"?
She points to the table opposite...some stale looking cheerios and cornflakes sitting in a ancient plastic container in the sun stare back at me.
"You just get a tray and help yourself from 7.30am".
(I just want to run away at this point).
I go back to the car and say "this is going to be a disaster".
A disaster ...