Take Five

Waiting for the sunset at Lands End … the edge of the Pacific Ocean … at the Cliff House in San Francisco.

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It’s a warm evening with cool breezes, and the beach is available.

 

A layer of fog that had settled over this scene suddenly blows out to sea … and the view from the beach (looking at the Cliff House) is inviting.

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Oh, the Cliff House is not what it once was.  There are many pictures and stories on the walls to remind us of its heyday. Below is a mural of the Sutro Baths, once a well attended public saltwater swimming pool, that shared this corner of land.

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That being said, the Cliff House is different now. It’s a wonderful spot to relax … looking out to the Marin Headlands … either for dinner, or just a few snacks and some iced tea. The view is magnificent. The beach, the balconies and the food areas are uncrowded. Stroll for a few minutes, or take the whole day at beachside. And did I say anything about the stunning view??

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We grazed on a spot of clam chowder and an assortment of cheeses …

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… while we anticipate the sun dropping over the horizon. It’s good. Very, very good.

2 thoughts on “Take Five

    1. Indeed! There were so very few people here to enjoy the view … a few folks strolling on the beach, a handful of surfers waiting for a wave, a half-dozen diners lazing about the lounge, a small load of tourists snapping pictures before their ride leaves. Very uncrowded and very peaceful!

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