I flew out to California in early August to go to a friend’s wedding and while I was out there I got a chance to see a bit of San Francisco. I’ve been out there a couple of other times in the past several years so it wasn’t all new to me, but I did get to take the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo (about a one-hour ride) and I dragged myself and my suitcase up to see Coit Tower. The view on the way up was pretty nice so it was worth it, even if it was a bit of a workout with my suitcase in tow!
(the image above is the western span of the Oakland-Bay Bridge)
A closer view.
The back of the ferry building while waiting to board the ferry to Vallejo.
Leaving the Port of San Francisco on a ferry.
The skyline, including the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower, taken from the ferry.
Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
Passing under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in the ferry on the way to Vallejo.
A hang glider seen from the ferry.
The Oakland-Bay Bridge through the clutter.
Lining things up.
Pier 39 panorama. The Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands are visible in the distance.
The view of San Francisco Bay from Telegraph Hill Blvd.
Another view of San Francisco Bay from Telegraph Hill Blvd. The America’s Cup was getting ready to take place – you can see the grandstands set up.
A view of Coit Tower from a residential neighborhood nearby.