Gold Canyon, Az

Gold Canyon, Az
New Years Day 2015, Gold Canyon, AZ

Saturday, January 21, 2023

San Francisco - Fort Point and a Golden Gate Sunset

 Underneath the south end of the Golden Gate bridge is Fort Point.  The fort was constructed before the American Civil War to defend San Francisco Bay against enemy warships.  The fort is now a national historic site which was unfortunately not open for viewing when we were there.  However it does provide a unique perspective of the bridge.  

Alcatraz in the distance. 

The fort on the left.  This was as close as we could get.  

We had a perfect view of this sunset unfortunately we were in our hotel room.  Turned out ok considering it was taken through our room window.  

San Francisco Fishermans Warf

We visited Fishermans Warf a few times as it was where our tour to Alcatraz departed from and was only a few miles from our hotel.  And all downhill, well at least one way was downhill.  

Blue Heron landed right in front of us as we were viewing the harbour.  He was very patient with me as I got into position to take his picture.  

Ships of every size and age out in the harbour.  

Plenty of colour.

He had everything well in hand.  Literally and figuratively.

It's all downhill from here. 

The only level streets run along the waterfront.  

More barkers.....

Quiet little coffee shop off the beaten path with a view. 

What happens when the trolly car get to the end of the line.  

 More northern California coming up. 

California - Chinatown San Francisco

 When in San Fran a visit to Chinatown seems like a must do.  We left early and walked down to Fishermans Wharf and then over to Chinatown for lunch and back to our hotel.  We put on a few miles but the toughest part was walking up and down the hills.  We were both exhausted by the time we got back and we never did see Jack Nicholson.  

One of the many brightly coloured cable cars running through the city.  

Lots of interesting signage, decorations and colours.  

I'm sure we missed lots of the attractions but we did have a great lunch and did lots of gawking.  

Next Fishermans Warf.