Saturday, October 20, 2012

Low tide, Land's End, SF

We were back at Land's End on Tuesday evening for a rare super-low tide. Not often there's a chance to look inland from a broad open beach at the Cliff House and the ruins of the Sutro Baths.

Cliff House, seen from the sand below the cliffs. Uncanny feeling, to stand with back to the ocean and take this picture.
 Ruins of the Sutro Baths, again pictured from the beach. Click photo to enlarge: that area straight ahead is the setting for the surreal scene in "Harold and Maude" with Harold's military Uncle Victor - the one where Maude, appearing as an antiwar protester with picket sign, suddenly vanishes down a hole in the pavement, to Uncle Victor's bafflement.

Surrounding ocean waves are a key part of the sense of the Sutro Baths, don't you think? Bare sand there seems just bizarre.

 Seal Rocks, from the beach, with cormorants.
Ocean Beach from off of Land's End, night lights coming on.

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