Were you surprised to see all the Sea Lions Jan?
No, because we had done plenty of research on the whole trip and knew we would see them several times, not just here but at Newport and at the Sea Lion Cave, although they weren't there at the time we visited. We were told they had gone AWOL so I didn't make the long walk down to the cave.
It was a beautiful hot day when we 'did' SF and the sea was not too choppy fortunately 'cos Os is a terrible sailor. We loved SF but American cities are not amongst our favourite things to see over there. We prefer the scenery and the history. Hope the photos brought back some memories for you. Our tour of the city was very comprehensive but I need Os to down his 2 meg photos so that I can deal with them - my favourite spot was Mount St Helens, but then it would be. Volcanoes and everything to do with them are my 'thing', hence our trip to Sicily a few years ago to explore the slopes of Etna which is very easy by car.