After talking with my best friend by phone today I decided to mix two posts into one. Its rather fitting considering recent developments. My best friend lives in Houston, Texas and in our discussion he had not heard about the November 7 oil spill here in San Francisco. Likely because I live here I was shocked that news of the event hadn’t reached my friend who is also a native Californian. The oil spill is devastating wildlife, the landscape, and the livelihood of people up and down the coast. One area hit rather hard is Rodeo Beach where many shorebirds have been hurt and even killed by the oil. As you can imagine the prospect of oil coating the coast and wildlife that call this area home is quite disturbing.
Below is my last image/memory of Rodeo Beach before the oil spill, followed by a few photos taken around San Francisco after the oil spill.
Rodeo Beach Sunset
The road to Fort Point closed due to the oil spill
The trail to Baker Beach closed due to the oil spill
while shipping traffic continues as normal
Bunker fuel floats in the San Francisco bay near Fort Point
with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
[tags]San Francisco, oil spill, landscape, photo, photography, Golden Gate Bridge, tanker, ship, pollution, contamination, ocean, bunker fuel[/tags]