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You can’t be in San Francisco and not visit famous Alcatraz. So we enjoyed the nice ferry ride over with more great views on the town – the bay – Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
So what impressed us the most?
- The great views from the island
- how old the buildings look like - some are really only ruins
- the hallways in ...
Jackie very kindly gave Mike and I the use if her car again, so we set off for the coast.. The aim was to cut across Mountain View and head up the 280 until we reached Upper Crystal Spring Reservoir. Then across to Half Moon Bay on the 92. After that it was down route 1, known as the Pacific Coast Highway, to Santa Cruz and Capitola before heading back to Sunnyvale. Half Moon Bay has an 'English' pub with London taxi, bus ...
... Gate bridge and up to Muir Woods. Today was the first day that there was heavy fog since we arrived and you could barely see 5 meters ahead as went across the bridge. We have been very lucky with beautiful weather on this whole trip, but especially here in San Francisco where this type of weather is so rare. We drove up to Muir Woods, which is an incredibly windy road, with hair pin bends, and today it was so foggy ...
... creek. Lots of big RV's camped on the other side. Walked along the south side of the boardwalk about 7.30 and visited the Natural History Museum. Amazed at the number of people on the beach without their coats on. It's cold here 14c. Max today was about 20c. The water is freezing too and no surf but lots of weed on the beach and off coast in shallows. Pizza for supper on Front ...
... and the boardwalk, which is a massive fairground with every ride you can imagine and another big dipper! The lines were massive so we didn't have a go but it was cool to watch. After another shopping expedition to O’Neill’s (started here) and RipCurl’s factory shops, we headed back to Travis and Heidi’s where we indulged in some of their great homemade infused vodka whilst swimming, playing guitar, and hula hooping! ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking