Sausalito

Marin County Coastline
Marin County Coastline
Our last day in San Francsico and we were off on another driving tour, this morning over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County so we could check out the coastline on the way over to Point Bonita.  Not too shabby!  The roads were quite hilly and again reminded us of our day trips around the Yorkshire Moors in northern England.  Lots of twists and turns in the road.  Certainly not something to attempt in the motorhome.  We hiked out to Bonita point but were disappointed that access to the lighthouse was only permitted on weekends.  It was still a great hike though.  There are quite a few old military defence batteries over looking the bay.  I grabbed this HDR shot of Rathbone Battery on way around.
Mendell Battery
Rathbone Battery
We stopped in Sausalito for lunch and walked along the pier by the yacht club.  Some very expensive boats tied at the pier.  Nice little town but we noticed quite a few closed up shops, many with lease or rent signs in the windows.
Sausalito Sailboats
Sausalito Sailboats
Our last stop for the day was a trip out to Muir Woods which is part of Golden Gate National Parks.  Today was the last day for us to use our National Park pass before it expires.  We saved ourselves $10 in admission costs and enjoyed a wonderful walk along the path beneath towering sequoia trees.  We’ll see more of them during our stop in Klamath next week.
Muir Creek
Muir Creek
The replacement set screw for our Blue Ox hitch arrived via Fedex while we were out today.  We hit the road for Thousand Trails Russian River in Cloverdale, CA in the morning.  A short drive to be sure but we have to negotiate our way through San Francisco and over the Golden Gate Bridge so didn’t want to log too many miles just in case we get stuck in traffic.  We’ll do one night at Russian River and then push on to Klamath where we’ll spend a couple of days touring the Redwood National and State Parks before crossing into Oregon.  Weather was wonderful today.  Clear blue skies and 76F.  Still in shorts and sandals for now.

One Comment

  1. BJ April 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Wave as you pass through Portland and if you take I-205, wave as you pass the Gladstone exit. That's REALLY close to us. Have a safe, wonderful trip home.
    ~Betty and Joe