I’ve just finished packing my cases, and when I saw Jake’s theme for this week is ‘BAY’, I couldn’t resist posting a few pics of the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. They were taken in July 1995 on our very first trip to the USA. We started off in LA, motored over to Palm Springs, then to Tombstone Arizona, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, up the east side of the Sierra Nevada, across Yosemite National Park, and then to San Francisco, where we stayed in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. We loved this beautiful city, even though the ‘summer’ weather was rather chilly, and there was a lot of mist over the bay. This is the best shot we could get of the Golden Gate Bridge, without actually flying over it.
This was looking down at Horse Shoe Bay from the bridge.
Here’s a view of the city from the other side of the Golden Gate bridge.
My favourite pic across the bay, is this one, looking out towards Alcatraz, with the gorgeous sailing ship which happened to appear at just the right moment. 🙂
We’ll soon be leaving for Heathrow airport, and my next post should be from sunny South Africa. 🙂
To see Jake’s amazing animations, as well as other entries for the theme, just click here.
Alcatraz seems much smaller than I expected – only knowledge is the film Bird Man of Alcatraz and The Rock 😉
Beautiful bay shots… Blessings!
Thanks, Elizabeth. 🙂
Perfect entry … I struggled with this one. I guess I should extend my photo taking.
Nice images …
Thanks so much, Issy. These were probably the only pics that were suitable for the theme. I was lucky. 🙂
Reminds me of my trip their a long time ago. If I was to move to America, that’s exactly where I’d love to live. Thanks for bringing back happy memories!
It’s such a beautiful place, Frankwell. Glad you had a great trip there too. 🙂
Amazing views Sylvia!
That ship in the Alcatraz picture looks like it just fell out of the 19th century. It looks like a pirate ship or something. Are you sure it wasn’t one of the Alcatraz inhabitants making a break for it? 🙂
Hahaha. Yes it does look like an old pirate ship, doesn’t it? I was just happy that it decided to appear at the right moment. 🙂
Wow, that picture of Alcatraz is amazing! Next stop sunny South Africa, how awesome ~ my home country!! 🙂 Where are you traveling in South Africa? I hope you have an amazing time here and love the beauty that is my home.
I live in Umhlanga Rocks for half the year. Been living in SA for over 40 years. 😀
Oh that’s amazing!! 🙂 Well in that case, welcome home!!
Wow, I agree, the photo looking towards Alcatraz is stunning, AD. Have a safe journey. 🙂
Thanks so much, adee. 🙂
Beautiful captures, Sylvia!
Have a safe and cheerful journey. Can’t wait to see you pictures from South Africa 🙂
Thanks so much, Chris. 🙂
Visited San Fran many moons ago. Even took a helicopter ride over Alcatraz. Fun city. Very picturesque. Safe trip home…
Yes, it is a lovely city, Gemma. I would love to see it from the air.
Hope the trip goes smoothly.
Thanks, Col. Home and dry. 🙂
Good – you couldn’t have got back last night or it would have been home and wet!
It didn’t rain here last night.
It simply bucketed here for a short while.
Beautiful Photography for this week topic my friend , Thanks for sharing I love it 🙂
Thanks, Jake. 🙂
I love these pictures, Sylvia. Have a great trip 😀
Thanks, Dianne. Home now. 🙂
@Adin, wow stunning bay. Fantastic seascape 🙂
Thanks so much, DellaAnna. 🙂
I like the cityscape and would love to see it at night, do you think you could go back and photograph it? 😉
Maybe one day, Gilly. 🙂
My Father-in-laws favourite city was San Francisco!! Definitely one place to visit on my bucket list!
Hope you get to visit one day, Zirkie. 🙂
Very nice pictures Sylvia. I hope you have a good flight. I envy you the warmth and sunshine but hopefully we’ll have a good summer this year.. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. I hope so too. Maybe we’ll take a drive down to Cornwall in August. 🙂
Thanks, Ark. 🙂
Beautiful photos. 🙂
Thanks, Inga. 🙂
Cool pics of my city, especially Horseshoe Bay!!! Yep, summer is chilly and foggy here — it’s true what Mark Twain once said: “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco.” Fun fact: the best time to visit SF for optimum weather is September and October.
Thanks, Stephen. Yes, I don’t think I’d choose 4th July to go there again. 🙂
I love San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and all of San Francisco. I love the colors in that second picture. 🙂
It is a beautiful city, Cathy. Thanks for your comment. 🙂
Having lived in San Francisco, I can tell you that summers always bring the cooling fog. I loved it!!
Thanks, Gunta. Cooling fog wouldn’t be my choice though. 🙂
I’ve noticed our difference in that respect. I’ll take cold over hot any day. I hated Florida when I visited my mum there – even in the winter.
Love your photos. Hopefully one day I will visit this wonderful city.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. I hope so too. 🙂
YOU ARE A WORLD TRAVELER!!!! Must be AMAZING!
Thanks, Jasmine. It is amazing to visit all these places. 🙂
That is how I remember SF too … mist hanging over the city and chilly … we didn’t click at all *smile Travel safe … and see you from South Africa. I like the same photo as you.
Thanks so much, Viveka. 🙂
Thanks for the memories, that’s where home used to be.
Glad you enjoyed my pics. 🙂
Lovely pics AD 😉
Thanks so much. 🙂
I can almost say “welcome home” 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. Hugs to you. 🙂
Safe journeys home … and thanks for the reminders of one of my favorite cities to visit!
Thanks so much, Frank. 🙂
Thanks, footsy. It’s great to be back for a while at least. 🙂
Back safe and sound. 🙂
They are each a different shade of blue! That Alcatraz shot is truly beautiful Sylvia.
Thanks so much, Madhu. 🙂
Beautiful post my dear friend, have nice day !
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂