The M.S. Marin, a Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District ferry took us from San Francisco's Ferry Building to Sausalito. I then walked from Sausalito through the site of Fort Baker, then over the Golden Gate Bridge and into that part of the Presidio adjacent to the southern terminus of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I quickly located Presidio Building 1648. After an exploration of the area, I took a Muni #28 bus from the Presidio to the Marina District where I stopped at Le Marais Bakery for a croissant. After which I took a Muni #30 bus for the ride to downtown San Francisco, the conclusion of this little adventure.
Traveling to Sausalito on the M.S. Marin. The view is looking south.
|This is the route that the ferry took from San Francisco to Sausalito. The distance traveled was approximately 7.4 miles. Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track.|
|Passengers boarding the M.S. Marin in San Francisco.|
|A view of San Francisco. The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is visible on the left, and the southern portion of the Golden Gate Bridge is visible on the right. The view is looking south.|
|The fog was a delight to behold. It was poetry in motion; always changing and ever moving. The Golden Gate Bridge is straight ahead, hidden behind that low-level fog bank. The view is looking west.|
|Angel Island is ahead. The ferry is preparing to dock at Sausalito. The view is looking east.|
|The total distance traveled during the ramble was approximately 11.8 miles. Of that, about 5.6 miles were walking miles, and 6.2 miles were on the San Francisco public transit system. Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track.|
|A view of Gabrielson Park. The park is adjacent to the Sausalito ferry dock. The view is looking north.|
|In Sausalito on Bridgeway Road, adjacent to Richardson Bay. The view is looking west.|
|Scoma's Restaurant on Richardson Bay. The view is looking south.|
|The Trident Restaurant was opened in 1966 and was formerly owned by the Kingston Trio. The view is looking north.|
|This photo of the Golden Gate Bridge was taken from Horseshoe Cove which is a part of Fort Baker. The view is looking southwest.|
|Coast Guard Station No. 323 is located on the site of Fort Baker. The view is looking north.|
|This underground bunker was a part of the World War II Harbor Defenses program. This is a photo of Bunker 411, which is located at Fort Baker. Bunker 411 was the storage location for granulated dynamite. The dynamite was used to refresh the 600 underwater mines located just outside the Golden Gate. Why was the dynamite granulated? The dynamite granules were poured into the mines after the underwater mines were taken out of the water to be examined and recharged.|
|A view of the northern terminus of the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is visible in the distance. The view is looking south.|
|This picture was taken from the Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove are visible. Angel Island can be seen in the distance. The view is looking north.|
|This is the northern tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. The two towers of the bridge are each 746 feet tall (226 meters).|
|Walking towards San Francisco. The southern tower of the bridge is visible in the fog.|
|This is a view of the northern portion of the Golden Gate Bridge. |
|This is Presidio Building 1648. The view is looking south. |
Here is another view of Presidio Building 1648. The view is looking west.
|This is Battery Godfrey, it became operational in 1896 and was decommissioned in 1942. The view is looking north.|
|A view of a warhead transportation room at Battery Godfrey|
|Here is another view of Battery Godfrey, the view is looking north.|
|Battery Marcus Miller is visible. This Gun Battery became operational in 1898 and was decommissioned in 1920. The view is looking north.|