21 January 2016

Sausalito to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf: 21 January 2016

The weather forecast for Thursday 21 January was overcast and cloudy, but without rain in the forecast. I put together a last-minute ramble to take advantage of the rain-free forecast. 
Here was the plan: We would take BART from Berkeley to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Then we would go to the Ferry Building and board the ferry leaving at 10:00 am for Sausalito. After which we will walk from Sausalito to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. After arriving at Fisherman's Wharf we will board a streetcar going to the Embarcadero and then get on BART for the ride back to Berkeley. It proved to be a successful plan.

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The western span of the Bay Bridge. Yerba Buena Island is on the left.
The approximate distance traveled was 9.7 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 650 feet. Mile markers are shown on the GPS-generated track. 
This beautiful brass statue of Mahatma Gandhi is located on the site of the San Francisco Ferry Building. 
We boarded the Golden Gate Ferry 'San Francisco' for the trip to Sausalito. 
And we are off! 
Donna and Lindy joined me on this ramble. 
Here is a view of a portion of Angel Island. The brick building at sea level is an old Army warehouse which is located on the site of Camp Reynolds. Camp Reynolds was established during the Civil War
Belvedere is in the center, and the Tiburon Peninsula is on the right. Mount Tamalpais can be seen peeking through the clouds. 
Sausalito is straight ahead. 
A fountain located in Vina del Mar Park, Sausalito. 
In Sausalito. 
Here is a part of the remains of Battery Yateswhich is located at the site of Fort Baker. 
Battery Yates.
Another view of Battery Yates
We are crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, heading towards San Francisco. 
Lindy is taking a picture of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge from the walkway on the Bridge. Yes, she is using the ubiquitous iPhone. 

The Golden Gate Bridge is seen from San Francisco. A portion of Fort Point can be seen under the bridge. 
One more view of the Golden Gate Bridge. This view is from the Crissy Field Marsh area. 
Here is a view of downtown San Francisco as seen from the Crissy Field Marsh area.
A view of the Palace of Fine Arts, which was a part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition

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 These photographs were taken with a Sony camera.

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