Bumped into this pack of friendly Bernese Mountain doggies on the bluff the other day. They were enjoying themselves at Funston after a ride on the Big Dog Bus! They were big, big dogs with lots of smiles to go around!
This Pink Barnacle made its home atop an agreeable Sand Dollar, which was then found at Ft. Funston. Such a circular carpool companion for the pinkest of barnacles way out west. Ride ’em Pink Barnacle! YeeeeeHawww!
Running your dog off leash on the beaches at Ft. Funston could change dramatically as the administrators at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) are considering rule changes. These seem to mostly affect dog walkers and the numbers of dogs they will be allowed to walk at any given time. There are plans being considered that would drastically reduce off leash dog walking at the beach and other areas of Ft. Funston for all visitors and their dogs. Scenes like this would become less common, seems like a shame as these pups are obviously enjoying themselves and each other. Check out this link, http://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/pets.htm for more information. Also, there’s a click through in the image that will take you to a Facebook page advocating saving off leash access in many parts of the extensive GGNRA. http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/maps.htm
At least that’s what I think took these Dungeness before their time. The carapace of each were littered along the water line. Maybe something else made a banquet of so many of these teenage crab, I’d like to know.