Exploring San Francisco
21.09.2015 - 21.09.2015 27 °C
We had a nice gentle start to the morning, Joan and Mum slept in til 8.30, while I was wide awake and watching the morning unfold out the window at 5.30am!
We wandered down to Fishermans Wharf, had a coffee (an actual decent one!!) and a bagel with a schmear (of cream cheese) for breakfast while we waited for the ferry to Sausalito.
It was a beautiful morning on the water, the sun shining and warm but not uncomfortably hot like yesterday.
At Sausalito we wandered down Main Street and had a seafood lunch and a cocktail at 'Scoma's' over the water. It was lovely sitting by the water.
After lunch we wandered down to get a cab back over the Golden Gate Bridge to Lombard Street, driving past the Sausalito house boats on our way - cute little houses on the water, very different to our boring houseboats back home (if you google Sausalito houseboats you will see what I mean). We never made it to Muir Woods - the shuttle only operates on Mondays in Early September, we had only costly or lengthy alternatives to get there - will save it for our next visit!
Joan has been amazed at the hills and claims that Nob Hill yesterday must have been the steepest hill in San Francisco! I have been telling her there are worse - she experienced that today. On our way to Lombard Street we drove up a roller coaster style hill! (See photos).
Some San Francisco sights - some houses and a yellow school bus.
After wandering on the crookedest street in the world, we caught the tram down some big hills to Union Square to look at the shops (and of course find a few bargains!) - Nordstrom is one eye opening store - in the photos you can see what it looks like looking from the 1st floor up to the roof.
Not much to share for the afternoon, we headed back to the apartment and popped across the road to Ghiradelli Chocolates for some treats before we relax and get organised for our trip to New York, New York!!!