San Francisco Bay for Jake’s theme.


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.

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This was looking down at Horse Shoe Bay from the bridge.

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Here’s a view of the city from the other side of the Golden Gate bridge.

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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. πŸ™‚

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We’ll soon be leaving for Heathrow airport, and my next post should be from sunny South Africa. πŸ™‚

To see Jake’s amazing animations, as well as other entries for the theme, just click here.

 

 

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71 comments on “San Francisco Bay for Jake’s theme.

  1. 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!

  2. 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? πŸ™‚

  3. Wow, that picture of Alcatraz is amazing! Next stop sunny South Africa, how awesome ~ my home country!! πŸ™‚ Where are you traveling in South Africa? I hope you have an amazing time here and love the beauty that is my home.

  4. Visited San Fran many moons ago. Even took a helicopter ride over Alcatraz. Fun city. Very picturesque. Safe trip home…

  5. 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.. πŸ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. Having lived in San Francisco, I can tell you that summers always bring the cooling fog. I loved it!!
    Bon voyage!!!

  8. 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.

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