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... at the tee shirts for the boys. Angus also got some car window cleaner as the bugs were getting very thick and we were finding it hard to take pictures. Turns out it hadn’t so much run out of washer fluid as he was pushing the wrong button – opps – we now have 5 litres to use up lol.
Finally on the road south we started climbing out through a high pass (thank goodness ...
... the game!
Landing in San Fran my next challenge was to figure out how to buy a ticket for the trains downtown. They really could have made this simpler but it all worked out and apart from a slight mistake on my part which landed me in Oakland...apparently not somewhere I should be hanging around late at night...I made it to Embarcadero where my host Paul was waiting. Paul, a fellow Brit living and working in the city for the past few years had kindly offered ...
... of the hill. Once at the top we had a short rest then rode out onto the bridge, visibility was still an issue with the fog but it was slowly clearing as the day went on. By the time we rode 3/4 of the way across and got to the 2nd big red gate the fog had cleared enough to see this great structure, then all the way down the other side was terrific views of both the bay and the bridge. There were a lot of others riding and walking the bridge but the lanes were wide enough so ...
... see. We did walk a lot in San Fran which only made me feel more ill.
Pier 39 and the sealions was next on the list. You can smell it a mile off but its really strange to see so many sealions settle in one place. No idea why they choose this place to rest but its a great sight to see. We headed towards Pier 33 where we had planned to go to see Alcatraz later that day. Yet again another key site was shut!! Emma went medieval on the ticket sellers and got ...
... we were home about 4:45.
No Mackie to greet as he was out with Jack and Avalon but he came home shortly after. He seemed really happy and relaxed so that made us feel better.
Jason cooked up a stir-fry and then we all had a Jacuzzi.
Watched the recording of the All Black v Australia and caught up on the travel blog, before bed. Mackie wanted us all to sleep in the loft which is stinking hot...
Whirlwind weekend but lots of ...
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