Quite an assembly line:
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Why, this bucolic scene almost looks like Mayberry, R.F.D., excepting for the famous bridge up high.
“You can legally fish or crab without a license at Torpedo Wharf at the west end of Crissy Field. Look for posted regulations.”
Them’s crabbers down there, that’s what they are, those West End girls and boys
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As seen on Halloween Night, 2011:
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Raccoons just love San Francisco. Remember?
“Via the Legion of Honor’s Facebook, comes a link to this outstanding capture from Plomomedia’s Flickr Photostream.
Well, if the well-paid gardeners and maintenance workers of Strybing Arboretum carry around cans of catfood for the red foxes, can’t bus operators have a little fun too?”
[UPDATE: District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be there to speak out.]
An anti-Shimano bike rally will take place this afternoon at 5:30 PM. Think of it as a kind of Critical Mass for the oceans.
Here are the deets:
“On Thursday, September 9th, anti-corporate greenwashing and cycling advocates are organizing the Put the Sea in Cycling rally and ride, featuring speakers, bike-powered music, and dance performances.
The Bad Guy is the Shimano Corporation, which has been funneling millions of dollars to finance efforts to block ocean protection. Shimano and other fishing industry groups are actively working to derail conservation efforts across the nation, including California’s landmark ocean protection law, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
Hundreds of ocean experts will be in San Franciso next week for the 2010 California and the World Oceans Conference to talk about ways to manage the ocean more sustainably. Cyclists and conservationists are showing up voice their support for ocean protection and call on Shimano to stop trying to block the creation of “underwater parks” in California and elsewhere.
The show starts at 5:30, and concludes with a ride up Market Street at 7pm, followed by an after party at Triple Crown.”
At 7:00pm, we’ll “Put the Sea in Cycling” with a bike ride to Triple Crown (1760 Market Street) for an after-…party complete with food, beverages and music.
We are rallying to call attention to the fact that the Shimano Corporation—makers of the derailleurs, cranks and wheelsets that keep us riding—is financing efforts to derail ocean conservation in California and elsewhere. Many of us who ride bikes are also avid surfers, swimmers, and beach-goers, so we care deeply about the health of our treasured marine environment.
Why would Shimano fight ocean protection? Because in addition to making bike components, they also manufacture rods and reels for fishing. And while Shimanoclaims to be committed to conservation, healthy oceans, and environmental stewardship, the truth is that Shimano has pledged to oppose any efforts to create new marine protections that would impact their short-term bottom line. The irony of Shimano’s campaign is that protecting our oceans is good for business; the long-term health of our ocean ecosystems is good for everyone—wildlife, fishermen and the fishing industry.
Unfortunately, in addition to spending millions of dollars to oppose California’s new marine protected areas—underwater parks, proven to improve the health of ocean ecosystems—Shimano has funded efforts to fight ocean protections across the nation, in places like Oregon, Washington and the Gulf of Mexico.
So while our bike lanes and paths lead us to the ocean, our bike parts may be leading us away from protecting our precious coastal resources. We need to put the sea back in cycling. Help us tell Shimanoto stick with derailing bike chains, not ocean conservation
Boy, I’ll tell you, if you ever make it to the end of Heron’s Head Park, you’ll feel like you’re on the bay, like you’re sailing along in a boat. You’ll feel the salt air whooshing along while the big ships pass by.
You’re out there, baby, betwixt Lash Lighter Basin and India Basin at the end of Cargo Way.
Bring a fishing pole ‘n stuff.
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See you there!
Here’s what you do – you get your stuff, head on over to the Presidio‘s Torpedo Wharf (fka the U.S. Navy Pier, fka the Fort Point Mine Depot) then go get yourself some Rock Crab (Cancer Aniennarius). License? You don’t need no stinking license.
Here’s your checklist. But make sure you don’t pick up any Dungeness Crab “by mistake.” And be on the lookout for freighters off-loading people from other countries sans documentation. That happened a bit sometimes at the Torpedo, before 9-11.
Join in the fun – strangers welcomed with open arms. There’s enough crab and fish for all:
When you want to dress up and go fishing on a dreaded sunny day in San Francisco and you want to take along your German Shepherd, leave the two-seat BMW / Izetta Bubble Car in the garage and take the much larger VW Beetle convertible instead.
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An excellent capture from Jenner8675309, via flickr.