Families from all over California and the world swarmed to FIN for two days. The Aquarium of the Bay, located at Pier 39, right near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, was the perfect place to escape the sudden heat wave hitting the rest of California .
While we were there we saw all kinds of people, including this gentleman who loves wild salmon and steelhead so much, he tattooed one on his arm.
We also ran into salmon and steelhead activists like Cindy Charles, Conservation chair of the Golden West Women Flyfishers club. Cindy works to protect wild salmon and steelhead populations throughout California and has been a long-time supporter of, and volunteer for, Save our Wild Salmon. She loved seeing FIN and asked “so, what do salmon really want?” FIN almost cracked a smile, but remained silent.
Everyone at the Aquarium took super care of us. FIN got a fin massage (only in San Francisco…) and the salmon wranglers enjoyed some delicious fresh donuts and other tasty treats.
Kids were everywhere and as usual, FIN was a great big hit. FIN sends a great big THANK YOU to the animal husbandry staff, the facilities management people, the ticketing clerks, and the marketing director who helped make our visit a huge success.
If you are in San Francisco, you really shouldn’t miss the Aquarium of the Bay!