I enjoyed seeing theorange sea creature that was painted on the side of the boat above.
The sign on the houseboat below says "Wooden Shoe---Sausalito".
For a complete list of ALL the restaurants, shops, and attractions in Sausalito, log on to www.VisitSausalito.org , because these photos barely "scratch the surface" of what is available!
Although this waterway between the houseboats looks tranquil, the humming toadfish makes mating noises underwater, keeping some residents awake at night.
The roots of the houseboat community lie in the re-use of abandoned boats and material after the de-commissioning of the Marinship shipyards at the end of World War II. Many anchor-outs came to the area, which created problems with sanitation and other issues. After a series of tense confrontation in the 1970s and 1980s, additional regulations were applied to the area and the great majority of boats were relocated to approved docks. Several are architect-designed pieces that have been featured in major magazines.
One of Sausalito's downtown parks is famous for the two elephant statues that define its entrance.
In fact, one of the elephants was being used as the backdrop for a bicycle photoshoot I happened upon.
Between the two elephants, this lovely fountain is constantly providing the soothing sounds of flowing water.
This plaque tells the name of the park, and some of its history.
The song "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding was written by the R & B singer in 1967, as he sat on a rented houseboat docked in Sausalito. So, naturally, that song was going through my mind, as I photographed these folks below "sittin' on the dock of the bay"!
To me, the poem is another way of stating the Apostle Paul's words in his letter to the Philippians: It says, "For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation." (Philippians 4:11-12)
I am thankful to God, that the "winds of life" blew me to the little village of Sausalito! Visiting this place gave me "MILES OF SMILES"!! TriciaI