Tuesday November 22, 2011 / 1:30pmKirk's Classic SF Inner City Coastal Foraging Tour
How was your experience?
Wonderfully informative, fun event. Kirk is a personable, patient, people-oriented treasure trove of information about local marine life, regulations, techniques, equipment, resources, safety information, food preparation, cooking and the history of our coastline and fisheries. During our tour, he caught (and released) a couple of Dungeness crabs. He also caught a rock crab and an eel. He demonstrated flycasting, net-casting, mussell-hunting and pole poking (is that the term? Uh oh, better check my notes) and answered a slew of questions from everyone. He also has a blog and some print publications for additional info, and does another tour down the Peninsula which sounds equally good. NOTE: you don't need boots unless you want to walk among the rocks amid the surf with Kirk at the end of the event for more instruction or hands-on experience. Regular street clothes are perfectly fine otherwise for this tour, since you'll be standing on the concrete jetty. The main part of our tour lasted 2 hours, but it can go longer if there are more questions or if you want to try luring some eels afterwards. TIP: The turn-off from the main road (Marina) to the yacht clubs and parking area is almost directly north of the Exploratorium. And on weekdays (and maybe some weekends) there's lots of room to park on the jetty, right where the bulk of the tour takes place.