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Had the best day today, lived the teenage dream of going to Haight Ashbury, fantastic. Saw a few happy people there and a strange odour every now and then, Hugh mural of Janis Joplin. Loved it.
Went to a beautiful Japanese garden. Sailed on the harbour, was amazing going under the bridge, got up close to Alcatraz, beautiful day for sailing. Then spent about 4 hours around the Pier area, that is an eye opener. Pigged out on the chowder in ...
... br> It was such a lovely spot we decided to stay here an extra night - it was free afterall - and we went into the nearest town for some lunch.
Lunch was great and later we thought about going for a walk. We even started walking.
But then we took a temperature reading and it was 100 degrees. Realising it was madness we just took it easy and relaxed by the tent. We had another great campfire - we love these evenings in the forest. Hope there's no bears!
... as if to prove the point, a Japanese couple in full regalia appeared and were tripping their way through the duck poo for their nuptial photo shoot.
After our three hour session, I felt the need for a beer, so we headed off to Fisherman's Wharf for a spot of lunch. Silly, really, because we all know that Americans do not do spots of lunch. Their 'spots' are more like massive blobs. Julia and Dudley had more prawns in their salads than many branches of the Co-op see in ...
I guess a part of being a writer is that when a San Francisco con-artist robs me of $2.00 in the Metro, I don't get angry or frightened. I want to get to know him, talk to him, listen to his stories. And yet, even those would probably be very good lies. Tall, lean, black American, dressed nice in black and wearing a jazz hat. He smiles with a golden tooth and is as friendly as a dog with a bone towards a tourist with a wallet. That afternoon when I was going back to the place ...
... in fits of giggles the whole way across!
The bus stopped at the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge giving us a wonderful view looking back towards San Francisco and Alcatraz in the distance. Our tour then continued through the suburbs including the beautiful Golden Gate Park, Chinatown and the business district.
Some cool facts we learned were... the red colour of the ...