Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

SO after 10 days of fun in Los Angeles, we finally got to Vacaville, California. And guess who I finally got to meet!

SAM_8742-tile

Jeppeh! He’s as soft and fluffy as he looks on camera.

At first he was scared to come closer…But I’d like to think he warmed up towards me the last couple of days…..

SAM_8745-tile

….Or did he?

SAM_8746-tile

Anyway, we were up and raring to explore San Francisco – an hour’s drive from Vacaville. We figured that taking public transport would eat up a lot of our time, so we rented a car instead.

The Californian skies that morning was an expansive, cloudless blue. 🙂

SAM_8763-tile SAM_8773-tile

San Francisco is a bay, and the ocean currents create a dense fog. Immediately upon approaching we could see a very large cloud hanging over the area, as if all the clouds had gathered from the surroundings into one place.

I’ve only seen the Golden Gate Bridge on TV and in pictures, so it was a surreal feeling as our car approached the iconic red structure.

SAM_8779-tile

Entering Silent Hill… D:

It was so foggy we could barely see the ocean. There were many tourists walking and cycling along the pedestrian pathways.

SAM_8782-tile

Opened in 1937, the SF Golden Gate Bridge has become a symbol of modern America and is considered by many as an engineering feat. Before the bridge was built, people had to take a ferry across the bay.

We took a stroll in a park overlooking the bridge and bay area. There were helpful signages and info boards for tourists, as well as local tour groups which you can join for a fee.

SAM_8799-tile

SAM_8805-tile

It was quite foggy, but the bridge was still visible. We were lucky because after our visit, visibility was so low on subsequent days that the top of the bridge couldn’t be seen at all.

SAM_8811-tile

Alcatraz, just visible as a rocky outcropping in the distance. One of my regrets is not visiting the prison because the tickets were so expensive. Perhaps next time..

SAM_8834-tile

Facebook cover photo lol.

SAM_8840-tile

The park itself was pretty, although not very well maintained as there was litter and random stuff lying around and graffiti sprayed across some of the structures. The ones shaped like tunnels reeked of weed and urine.

SAM_8842-tile

That aside, Golden Gate Bridge itself is a marvel and as they say, you can’t come to SF and not visit this place.

Getting There 

The San Francisco MUNI bus will take you to and from the Golden Gate Bridge. The MUNI route that takes you there is #28. If you wish to take public transportation across to the other side of the bridge, you will need to use the Golden Gate Transit system. Routes 10, 20, 80 and 101 on that system cross the bridge.

Advertisements

Author: Luna

Bibliophile/foodie. Drop me a line at erisgoesto@gmail.com

2 thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s