Friday, July 7, 2017

You really can't see the Farallons from the beach...

Remember our ongoing discussion of the Farallons? 

(Can you see the Farallons from San Francisco)?  

I finally got to the beach to check it out on foot, IRL.  

As a reminder, here's a shot of the Farallon Islands from the parking lot at Sutro Baths (about 250 feet above sea level).  See those bumps just on the horizon?  Those are the Farallons! 

Earlier this week, I happened to be driving past the Sutro Baths and took this opportunity to take a picture from the nearby beach.  As I drove down the hill, I watched the islands disappear beneath the horizon.  

The arrow marks the spot where the islands should be on the horizon, if only they were visible from 6 feet (ca. 2m) above sea level. 

Looks like our calculations are just about spot-on.  

Just thought you'd like to know... 

Search on! 

1 comment:

  1. holy cowabunga… you get to drive your pickup & boards right onto the beach, to the surf line? neat,
    just keep an eye out for the whites & orcas ;)
    you might try these — just keep the islands in sight…
    powered - you could recharge on the Farallons
    without power
    in Hawaiʻi