Saturday, March 12, 2016

A ferryboat ride with an Army buddy, from San Francisco to Sausalito: 12 March 2016

Bob Lawrence is an old Army buddy from Korea when I was stationed at the 7th Ordnance Company during 1968-1969. Bob and his wife recently visited the Bay Area from New Jersey. 
Their main reason for coming to the Bay Area was to go to the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday evening. There in all his glory was Stephen Curry along with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors played the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Yes, the Warriors won the game
Bob and I got together on Saturday morning before the match-up and took a ferryboat ride to Sausalito. When we arrived back in San Francisco, we boarded a San Francisco streetcar and rode to Fisherman's Wharf where we got a bite to eat.
The ferryboat route between San Francisco and SausalitoClick on the image to see the full-size map.
A view looking southeast from the San Francisco Ferry Building pier. Yerba Buena Island is visibleClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Bob is at the San Francisco Ferry Building before we boarded the Golden Gate Ferry M.S. San Francisco for a ride to Sausalito. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Flash-Back Korea: Bob is taking a photo of children in a rural village. I took this picture during July of 1968.
Flash-Back Korea: April 1969. A woman is washing clothing along the riverside in Suksu-Dong. Bob asked her if he could take a picture. She happily agreed. 
Flash-Back Korea: April 1969. I took this picture in the Suksu-Dong recreation area. Within two weeks we will leave Korea for Fort Lewis, Washington, at which time we will be discharged from active military service. 
Ok now, let's return to the Twenty-First Century. Anchors aweigh, and off to Sausalito. The western span of the Bay Bridge is visible. This view is looking south. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Another view of the western span of the Bay Bridge. A ferryboat is heading towards the San Francisco Ferry Building. I believe the ferry is arriving from Vallejo. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
El NiƱo is visiting northern California; it's cold, windy and drizzling. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A view of the eastern side of Alcatraz Island, as framed by the Golden Gate Bridge. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view of the north side of Alcatraz Island with San Francisco in the background. This view is looking south. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The Golden Gate Bridge. This view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The site of Camp Reynolds. This Army base, located on Angel Island, was established in 1863 during the Civil War. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A view of a portion of Tiburon. The view is looking northeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Belvedere Island. The view is looking north. Click on the picture to see the full-size photo.
Richardson Bay, Marin County. This view is looking north. Click on the picture to see the full-size photograph.
Bob is in front of a statue at the Vina del Mar Park in downtown Sausalito. The statue was originally a part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
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