San Francisco road trip 10/12
Trip Start Dec 18, 2006
52Trip End Feb 01, 2008
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We settled in and had an early night.
The next day we were up and off to explore the city, a nice clean vibrant city, so much better than Seattle, walking through the city towards Pier 39 to look at Alcatraz in the distance and the sea lions making a noice while they sun bathe on the dock. it was nice to also feel the sun on us in temps around 28 0c, not bad for October.
We got a bite to eat downtown and then headed back to our hostel.
Thursday awoke, had our free bagel and o.j and planned on doing the tour to Alcatraz but unfortunately they were fully booked to Saturday, so no good for that, so Matt and i decided to head for another trip which took us under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island an hour an half tour on the choppy waters....
After we headed for the cable tram and rode up and down the hilly streets back to Union Square, Matt had the last seat so i had to hang on the side board, an experience with the US drivers speeding past you.
That night we headed out on the town and found some very nice bars hidden in the San Fransisco streets, and ended up talking to two English girls from London, who were traveling from New York to L.A in a hire car and then to Australia, they seemed a good laugh so we all explored the night life together. A Bouncer gave me a list of good places to go, so hence when you see the photos of me plotting the route on the map in a bar, you now know why.
This morning we left early and headed for Santa Cruz, to camp but to our dismay we could not put the tent up because it was far to windy and the tent just keep falling over with all the guide ropes in and to top it off a tent went rolling past us into the bush while we were trying to hold onto ours, so we packed the van back up and headed for a cheap motel
So there you go, i will leave you with the pictures, best withes to Elizabeth Moxey on her recovery, I am glad to hear she is getting better, you had me worried for a while x
All the best Ian x