Saturday, December 5, 2009
San Francisco, California
After being underway for four days from Canada, I awoke early one morning to being greeted by San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge!
We had come at the right time, the fog had opened up just for us.
Alcatraz again. A view of one prison from inside another. Ha.
Land! After a few of the bumpiest days at sea I've experienced, I was elated for land. And San Francisco, especially since I'd never been!
We got coffee at an outdoor cafe and the bird at the bottom left stole the show. He waited patiently beneath our table and when our food arrived he sang the prettiest little song to win our hearts and weasel us out of our lunch. Unfortunately, the picture does no justice for his rainbow of iridescent feathers. Meanwhile, the pigeons with their blank dumb stares tried to get in on the action, but we continued to shoo them away. When the neighboring table received their food, our little song bird twittered out his pretty little song for their lunch as well. I was in love.
Had Thai for lunch in China Town.
Was impressed by the San Francisco's buildings.
And more buildings.
And hills lined with buildings.
And more hills lined with buildings. What exercise!
Climbed up to Coit Tower to enjoy the view overlooking Alcatraz. Stay tuned for San Francisco part two!