Courtyard by Marriott Larkspur Landing San Francisco Bay Area
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... I think we spent about half an hour doing laps around the city blocks trying to find a park. We finally snag one a street back from the consulate building and off we go.
We arrive at the consulate and hear an Australian voice talk back (which was nice). However this process was never going to be easy. We handed over our passport photos and of course, they were cut too small. After double checking with the lady in the pharmacy 2 or 3 times, they were still cut wrong. You can ...
... he's had to drive so far. There was a lot of traffic and it was a very windy road - and the scenery was just trees, trees, trees.
We got onto the Interstate 80 after Sacramento. It was chockers. The traffic just crawled along. Oh to be back in the desert!
We approached San Francisco from the north - drove around San Pablo Bay to San Rafael, and over the Golden ...
... could rate it for quality, but it tasted fresh enough (caught overnight and kept alive until ready for the pot). I'm not sure I'm ready for Clam Chowder, which is also in ready supply. After my 'fish supper' I returned to the Big Bus Company and took their 90 minutes night tour. We got to see the city and the Golden Gate Bridge by night. This time we drove across the other bridge, the Oakland Bay Bridge. It's a double ...
... got there we were blown away with the people! Everywhere! It was really hard to ride the first half because there were so many pedestrians. I hardly got to look around because I was worried I would run someone over. We stopped half way and admired the bridge and the view and even spotted a seal swimming below. The bridge is currently undergoing seismic strengthening so there were a lot of workers on it.
Once over the bridge, we headed down the hill into ...
... the bridge, we headed into the huge Golden Gate Recreational Reserve, the largest urban park in the US. We met some very friendly park rangers at the visitor centre who gave us the inside on where to go and what to see. First stop was the Marine Mammal Center, a rescue centre for sick and injured mammals. They mostly cater for seals and sea lions. It was interesting to learn about what the dedicated group of ...