San Francisco’s Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate has been the backdrop for such cinematic masterpieces as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Bicentennial Man and So I Married An Axe Murderer. Of course, it’s also been the backdrop for true classics like Vertigo. Nobody can deny that our big old orange bridge just has that certain star quality! And now there’s a new way to appreciate our famous Bay backdrop-and catch dinner to boot. Starting in March and running through October, Golden Gate National Recreation area is offering free crabbing lessons from the pier. Rangers will lend you the nets and other equipment, plus provide a few tips and techniques for trapping those snappy crustaceans. Then you’re on your own for the catch. Give it a whirl and see what comes up.
BONUS: Next to the pier is a grassy area with picnic tables offering views of Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.
Pier crabbing demos start March 1 and reservations are required; call 415-556-1693 or visit Fort Point’s Web site.