Sunday, October 6, 2013

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: San Francisco, Pier One, Ferry Ride, Crowds, Vendors

Copyright 2013, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

May 11, 2013.  Our second day to experience San Francisco.

Today we will take a ferry to San Francisco.  The ferries are quite popular and we just happen to be camped so close to the ferry that we can walk to the Larkspur Terminal.  The walkway along 101 was a bit concerning, even tho there is a large concrete barrier.  Man and I are not used to walking that close (just a foot or so) to a major freeway.  Bikers use the bridge as well. From the bridge I spied these gals practicing their rowing.

Yep, that is what we need, the Golden Gate Ferry.

First we need to figure out the ticket buying device. Ya, we figured it out.

It was a bit cool and blustery on today's ride cross the bay, so, I took a few photos from inside the ferry thru the water splashed windows, of course I was looking to get some shots of the Golden Gate Bridge.  And, just like yesterday, it is enveloped in sea mist/fog.  I took several photos, that rolling sea mist covered different sections of the bridge and towers in each photo.

San Fran, here we come!  Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill.  Sadly, we did not get any closer to this landmark.

Pier One, welcome to San Francisco!

It was Saturday, it was busy, there were many tents set up outside, vendors everywhere.  We did not stop/shop.

Inside Pier One, more people, lots of tourists, lots of locals.  Very crowded.  Everyone was polite, even when in long lines.

Great display of fruit.

Man had oysters on the half shell at least twice while we were in Pier One.  Two each time.  In less than 1.5 hours!  Really!  He was happy as a clam.  OOOO, did I say that??  (Read the link!)

Tasty Salted Pig Parts?  Really??

When pigs fly maybe - -

We eventually purchased a Muni passport ticket.  It was a good deal for the cable cars, which are $6.00 a pop, err, ride, err, each time you step on one.  In hindsight, we should have just paid for a tour and had someone haul us around and shown us the sights.  We actually have done this in the past and I am not sure how we got messed up in San Francisco and did not follow our own advice to others, "get a tour".  We managed to figure out the bus routes, sorta.  I felt very frustrated by the experience and was heard to mumble more than once, "no more big towns, I am so over big towns."  Man enjoyed the challenge, I, not so much.  That said in hind sight, again, we did manage to see some great stuff.

So, we caught a few buses of various sizes and types, electric and other wise.  I'll show you more - - soon.


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