A Day at Alcatraz + Parrots!

March 30, 2014

Can you believe it’s almost the end of March? 2014, you’re flying by! Last Saturday, Sawyer and I took a day trip over to Alcatraz Island. Neither of us had been before and were dying to go after getting into Alcatraz on Fox a couple of years ago (why was that show cancelled?! It was so good!). Here’s a few shots from our trip!

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The views of SF were amazing but it was WINDY. Just looking at this picture gives me chapped lips.

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As native Mainers, we’re no strangers to lighthouses. However, Alcatraz lighthouse was the first lighthouse built on the west coast!

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They had most of the cells roped off, but a few you could go into and walk around. They even opened up solitary confinement and we went inside. So scary!

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Alcatraz Island is now a sanctuary for many wild sea birds, like the Western Gull. There are no natural predators on the island, so the birds can hatch their young in safety.

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Speaking of birds… Sawyer and I were walking back to the train on the mainland and happened upon the parrots of Telegraph Hill! For those of you unfamiliar with them, they’re a flock of wild parrots who live and roam free in inner-city San Francisco. I got to hand-feed them and it kinda made my whole day.


They were so gentle. Can I come feed you guys every day? I don’t even care if I become that crazy bird lady…


 …oops, too late!