San Francisco Sightseeing

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Our day started with a drive to climb Manor Drive in Pacifica which is a 19% grade.  We haven’t seen hills like that since our time in Yorkshire several years ago.  After that we headed for Fort Point at the base of the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge.  We walked all the way across the bridge to the north end vista point on the Marin County end.  Lots of pedestrian and bicycle traffic on the sidewalk across.  It took us an hour to get across and about 45 minutes to come back.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point
We headed back down to Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoyed clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl at Bistro Boudin.  Parking was free on the wharf behind the bistro for an hour with validation.  Our afternoon was spent following the driving tour around the city with a stop at Coit tower and also at Baker Beach.  We even managed to drive the Vue down Lombard St, San Francisco’s crookedest street.
Soaring Hawk
Soaring Hawk on Baker Beach
We saw this hawk while out on Baker Beach.  There was enough wind for this guy to just hang in mid air without having to flap his wings.  More hovering than flying.  Not sure exactly what type of hawk it is but he was very good.  All the mice were heading for cover!

One Comment

  1. Dennis and Donna March 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Fabulous Hawk picture!! and hard to come by!!