Saturday, March 21, 2009

Destinations USA 08 - DAY 9 - San Francisco

Continuing on again...

Day 9 started out foggy. The view out of the hotel during breakfast:

Sidetracking a little, I would like to "Showcase" the nice hotel that we stayed in:

Why I liked this hotel? Cos it has:

(1) Free internet access

(2) Flat screen TV with quite a number of channels

(3) A very nice toilet :)

Of course, it has a nice bed and such too...

Okay, back to the actual point of the post:

After breakfast, we left our hotel, walking to the nearest tram stop.(Or rather known asSan Francisco's famous cable cars)

Walking along foggy streets:

To take the cable car:

On the cable car (It's very crowded. Squeezy, but quite fun.):

We were taking the cable car to the new fisherman's wharf. Along the way, more foggy streets...

After alighting, we walked a short distance to:


The view on a foggy day?

We then took a cable car back, through still foggy streets...

...and went for a spot of shopping. (No, I didn't manage to buy anything.)

After shopping, we had our San Francisco "city tour".

First, a statue, if I'm not mistaken, of the people who made the city what it was:

Next, a photo of their city hall:

For the central part of the city, the fog had cleared off. But for the next place we went to. The fog remained, thick as ever.

What's the next place?


The Golden Gate Bridge. Or a least, the part which we could see through the fog.

I walked onto the bridge a little to get a closer look...

After that, our tour coach took us across the Bridge and back...

View of the ocean while we were travelling across the bridge:

From the Golden Gate Bridge, we travelled back to Fisherman's Wharf to take a bay cruise around the bay.

The boat:

A seagull on the boat:

Sailing into the bay, one is able to see exactly how foggy the day is:

We sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge:

Made a U-turn back:

Then we sailed past Alcatraz Island...

Looming out from the fog:

Coming closer:

Passing by:

Then we sailed back to the city, which remained shrouded in fog...

Returning to Fisherman's Wharf, we had seafood for dinner.

There was also loads of other fresh seafood around:

After dinner, we had a little time to walked around a bit, but then it was time to head to the airport...

The last bit (mainly the journey back) will be continued in the next post.

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