Walnut Creek Marriott
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... my nails into Dan's arms and refusing to blink out of fear, the home team lost.... Horrendously. The locals mostly left half way through, through despair. Right near the end they managed to score a touch down and the few remaining Raiders fans suddenly sprung into life, cheering and stamping their feet with encouragement and for just a few moments there was excitement and positivity in the air. Joining in with the vibe I asked Dan what was supposed ...
... taken out. The Island itself was sooo windy and cold, it must be horrendous in the winter, and it is now a National Park to have not only the buildings protected but the plant and wildlife which was quite amazing so many birds. The wardens house is a ruin now but the structure still stands and there are lots of birds nesting in it, there were seagulls in the fireplace and their chicks wander around the rooms.
A brief history is that the island was originally ...
... ready to go for day two.
Day Two: Monday 21st May 2012
Up at 8am we decided to make a trip to Fishermans Wharf and walked the 3km trip along some stunning streets and scenary. Breakfast of waffles and english muffins started us off as we grabed a quick coffee before hiring bikes from blazing saddles.
Cycling the path to the golden gate bridge was awesome!! The weather was foggy and ...
... The park is very safe and regularly patrolled by the SFPD on horseback. Apparently parts of the film "The Wedding Planner" were filmed in the park! There is also a man made waterfall in there, with a large crucifix at the top which was donated by the Church of England.
We then went up to the Twin Peaks, which gave us a fantastic view all over the city. The road up and down was again a 'wacky races road’ as you can tell from ...
... our trip in the hope of the fog lifting but in the end we left the port in an eerie mist, unable to see the island in front of us. The boat journey to Alcatraz is a quick one at around 10-25 minutes so we landed pretty much as soon as we had finished our coffees.
Despite some parts of the buildings dating back to the civil war era now the island is a protected area everything is pretty good condition. We sat down to a 20 minute Discovery Channel ...
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