Leaving Alameda from the Ferry dock. . .
Seated at the front of the passenger deck, we had great views of the Bay the the City as we crossed:
San Francisco. . . . . Open your Golden Gate. . . .
First thing we saw was the sea lion sculpture. . .
Inside the Aquarium of the Bay, the boys got a kick out of the anchovies. . . .
And other displays. . . .
And just looking out at the boats. . . .
The River Otters exhibit was a favorite!
When we went back outside we saw the Sea Lions that hang out on the platforms near Pier 39. Charlie had a bit of a fascination with a heart-shaped lock that some lovers must have put on the chain link there. . . .
But the sea lions themselves caught his and Teddy's attention after not too long. . . .
Tedd-ster was climbing all over the place. . . .
So was Charlie. . . .
What looked - to me - like an old Liberty Ship sailed out from the next pier over. . . .
Nice view of "The Rock" from the sea lions' area, too. . .
Teddy went shopping at the Gift Shop.
Some more pix from the River Otters' area:
And again, back at the Sea Lions outside:
Otters again. . . .
On way back to ferry to head home, the boys tried to climb on the sea lions sculpture:
I found an interesting bas-relief map of the Bay near the ferry terminal:
Home again! Back on The Island Nation. . . .