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... of my blog - my assertion as to 'the 1st Australian I have met' may be disputed. However my fleeting acquaintance with a young lady at Peter Luger's Steakhouse in Brooklyn (Day 24) was Malaysian, notwithstanding that she was educated in Australia and had an Aussie accent. So I am sticking to the 1st Australian tag for Emily.
Had a fairly early night after my big walk today.
... a few times for the group of people who had stayed till the end. We were on the last ferry that left the island at 630pm with the staff and park rangers. No ones stays on Alcatraz overnight and it was quite cool by the time we left. It would be a very cold place in the winter.
Dinner at Fisherman's Wharf and home to bed. We walked back to our hotel, it was a nice 25min walk and still very warm away from the ...
... br> The next day we had booked our tickets for the hop on hop off bus. The highlight of the tour was definitely the Golden Gate Bridge. There was a lot of traffic as we went over the bridge but it was great to just relax and take in the views and I think Andrew enjoyed not having to do this drive himself, as with all the vehicles around, it was a lot of maneuvering and stop starting.
During the tour we managed to hop off at the well know ...
... size sourdough turtle and of course a chocolate chip cookie. Both were wonderful additions to my day of snacking through San Fran. Shortly after this was the one and only time I actually passed by an In-and-out burger restaurant on my trip and being super full already I decided not to try it. Plus I was heading to Ghirardelli and I knew what that meant. Finally I got over to the chocolate capital of the city, high up on the hill is the old chocolate factory, that now has been partly ...
... get up back to downtown SF Chinatown to catch a bus back to Edd's... so why walk up the hill when you can get the cable car up! It was really good fun, but definitely try to get one of the standing spots at the back of the car so that you can look back down the tracks with great views over the ocean and bay area... don't sit down as you won't really see anything and it's pretty cramped inside!
2. Check out the Ferry Building and Embarcardero ...