San Francisco … Frisco, San Fran, SF, The City, The City By The Bay, The Golden City, Fog City and our home for the next 3 days.
It’s an outrageously hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses and Alcatraz Island in the bay which is of course the site of the notorious former prison.
We explored this city from our humble hotel room in the Castro, taking the F Line trolley car all the way down to Fishermans Warf and back again. We ate at Boudin for the famous bread bowl with an option of clam chowder or beef chilli (an option we may have regretted later due to excessive gas!)
We travelled the trolley cars but the drivers aren’t as friendly as our Melbourne tram drivers (I may be biased). They rattle and roll and are packed with tourists but it’s a worthwhile trip at only US $2.50 for a two hour hop on hop off ticket.
We return to waterfront the next day to explore some more and enjoy a local beer in a bar on Pier 39. We also take another stroll past the marina and some of the local bird life which I can only describe as huge. The seagulls here are about the size of my small dog with wings … don’t mess with them if they have an eye on a snack!
It’s windy and cool with an average temperature of about 15 degree but the views of the bay and the tall ships at Hyde Pier take your mind of the brisk breeze and then we decide to drive accross the Golden Gate Bridge – bucket list …. tick!
Our last night in San Francisco we say good by to the Castro and our temporary home.
Tomorrow we leave for new adventures in Nevada.