The day I visited Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco a few years ago, the gathering of sea lions lazing on the docks was a bit smaller than I was expecting, but they were still a delight to see.

As you can see, it was a gloomy day, so not an opportune time for sunbathing.


It was a very lazy gathering, with little activity from the snoozing sea lions, but was an early highlight of a terrific trip.