Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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I pulled over at a nameless vista point on the way to San Diego to watch the sunset from a nice bluff. Though the parking lot was fenced off, a small path led around the fence to the "off limits" area below. Presumably it was off-limits due to the 30' cliff faces slowly being cut into the soft dirt by the patient tides, but it was well worth the risk.

In the short period I sat in this area I saw perhaps five different birds, perhaps hawks or falcons (I know nothing about birds). They would swoop down into the updraft, pick the perfect angle, and then just hang motionless for a surprising amount of time.
The topography of these cliffs is just amazing -- tiny paths lead out to suspended islands 30' above the beach sand. Some of these islands would perfectly fit a picnic for two, assuming both were willing to tread the precarious walkways. But once on the island, there's plenty to see: squirrels and jackrabbits scamper through the underbrush, falcons hover motionless on the updraft, and nothing but waves stand between you and the sunset.
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I now have incontrovertable proof that the US military has been training, in a secret underground base, an elite corps of bike-riding troops intent on taking over San Francisco!! Alert the media! Roswell!!

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