On our third day in S.F, we woke up before the crack of dawn so we could capture the Golden Gate bridge in the morning light. I must say that she looked absolutely dreamy in the early morning mist.
^^^ Did you know that wild strawberries grow along this beach!? ^^^
^^^ Yup! That’s me, scarfing down a Bear Claw for breakfast! So attractive, i know! ^^^
^^^ A really crappy picture of the sea-lions at the dock. ^^^
We walked onto a dock by the bridge where a couple of sea-lions were catching their breakfast. We couldn’t get a very good picture though! I think it is so freakin’ cool that sea-lions are wild in San Francisco!
We then walked to the Palace of Fine Arts. It is a stunning piece of architecture and you must absolutely go visit it and experience its enormity! I stood under the pillars and arches, just in awe of its beauty.
^^^ I was just an ant, at the Palace of Fine Arts ^^^
^^^ A stroll through Chinatown, during the day was definitely less spooky. ^^^
^^^ Wind blowing in every direction on the ferry ride to Alcatraz. ^^^
Of course we did the touristy thing and went to Alcatraz. It was so cold and windy on the ride over! And I was even wearing a sweater and jeans. Little did I know that it was just a small taste of the miserable conditions on the island.
^^^ It was nesting season on the island ^^^
These two love birds were singing sweet nothings to each other.
^^^ In the library ^^^
You can see how damp it is in there but it was the warmest room in the prison!
^^^ Prisoner’s were given 2 packs of cigarette’s a week,
regardless if they were smokers or not ^^^
Alcatraz was eerie and unbelievably cold (considering it was even early May)! I can only imagine how terribly miserable it would’ve been to be imprisoned there and to know downtown S.F was only a mile away! We went through the prison with headphones that played a recording of past inmates telling their stories of their time on Alcatraz. It was an interesting afternoon but I couldn’t wait to get off the island!
^^^ View from the top of the World’s “crookedest street ” ^^^
^^^ Only half of this meal was consumed ^^^
We had vegetarian Greek food for dinner and only managed to eat half of what we ordered. The portions were ridiculously generous!
^^^ Brunch at the Crepery on our last day ^^^
We slept in on our last day and had deliciously light crepes for brunch. Having crepes is the best excuse for eating ice-cream in the morning!
^^^ I loved their teapot collection! ^^^
It was nice to have a relaxing morning after all the exploring we crammed in on the previous days. San Francisco was wonderful and we hope to visit again, really soon!