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Winter Break :: Part 2

February 24, 2014
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The other highlight of the boys break was a trip to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. This is a tide pool area just south of San Francisco with lots to see. For the best views of the tide pools you need to go when the tide is really low. I had been studying the tide chart during the week to see if there would be a good day to go over break and thankfully there was one day where the tide would be lower than one foot, in the morning, and with good weather too. Luckily Sam was able to break away from school work and come with us! Perfect!




We had a great time peering into all the pools and looking for critters. We saw mussels, snails, chiton, crabs, sea anemones, sea urchins, and an allusive sea star.



(don’t worry, we didn’t disturb any live animals)


It’s really hard to take photos of the tide pools and most of my photos ended up with my reflection in them.


The boys had a blast scurrying over the rocks and finding new things in each pool, “Look mom! A sea anemesis!”


We also saw some harbor seal pups and went for a walk on the bluffs.


What a perfect end to the break!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    Wow! I’ve never heard of that place – what fun!

  2. March 5, 2014 9:20 PM

    Our favorite tide pools!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Jacob’s big goal is to see an octopus – we have been there when others have seen them (on negative tide days) but haven’t yet glimpsed one ourselves … Someday!

    • March 7, 2014 1:53 PM

      We had a great time! I half expected to see you while we were there since I know its one of your favorite spots! An octopus sighting would be really cool.

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