Sunset: The calm before the storm

Holy moly! We’re supposed to have a very big and nasty storm hitting tonight. We should be ok as long as the ceiling doesn’t cave in. The landlords fixed the problem we had before, but I don’t know how it will hold up with heavy rain and high winds. This is supposed to be the biggest storm we’ve seen in years. The last one left up to three feet of water standing in some intersections and knocked a bunch of trees down.

After dealing with the prior problems some time outdoors became vital.

Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an
Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an

Follow along beyond the fold for the rest of the adventure. 🙂

Feeling the need to escape (but short on time and gas) we went off to catch a sunset. We went to Twin peaks and mingled with a few tourists and then climbed to the top of one of the twins. A rain squall moved in shortly before sunset, but until then, the colors were stunning.

The first batch of pics were taken by Lastech with his phone. As usual, he played with the settings.












This next batch were taken with my Canon which has a good zoom lens. I didn’t play with the settings.

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As you can see, it was a fabulous sunset, even with a rain squall moving in.

Now we’re hoping that this storm clears out and that there are no serious ocean swells on Saturday. THIS is going to be our next adventure. We’ve been saving our pennies for this. The worst that will happen is a postponement which we can live with. 

It's a 6 hr tour that goes to the Farallon Islands and out to the edge of the continental shelf. It's a combination natural history and whale tour.
It’s a 6 hr tour that goes to the Farallon Islands and out to the edge of the continental shelf. It’s a combination natural history and whale tour.

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6 Replies to “Sunset: The calm before the storm”

  1. i do hope the universe doesn’t notice you and your little family of hoomins and jellybean toed ones. please text or call if you need anything at all!

  2. Stunning pictures! I loved every single one. I will keep my fingers crossed that you get to go on your whale tour and that you have a wonderful time. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

  3. Glad to read you’ve mostly ducked the weather… TV news keeps showing me crazy mudlides and flooding and all manner of bad stuff from out your way today.

    We on the otherhand have finally started to get the snow that winter has been threatening us with. Nothing big so far… but then Winter sooooo hates me. 😉

    Whale watching! Sounds lovely! Here’s to it being the experience of a lifetime for you both!

    1. We’re excited about the trip. It appears to still be on as of this evening. 🙂 There was a lot of damage up here. Lastech and I were lucky enough to not be on a second floor on a street that didn’t flood. Hopefully your snow won’t be too bad.

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