Friday, 25 March 2016

Day 16: How to Troll a Trolley in San Francisco

Sea Wash at Fort Point. 

$30 - $40 to park near Fisherman's Wharf, 3 x $13.00 for an all day trolley pass . . . . hmm, maybe we will just follow our noses and see what fun we can cook up for free.

So, off we drove into San Francisco in the direction of Fisherman's Wharf but look there is the sign to AT&T Park let's go there first.  We passed along the water front by the San Francisco port and found a parking meter spot for $1.50/hr.  Perfect.

As the pictures below will attest to, we enjoyed our day in the sun, stalking trolleys, driving down the curviest street, stopping at parks to take pictures of the Golden Gate bridge as we came closer and closer.

Fort Point, located at the base of the south end of the bridge was a particularly interesting stop and offered great vistas of the bay and the bridge.

This afternoon we are chilling in the Gypsy Wagon planning our drive up to Humboldt State Park through the Avenue of the Giants. Will the traffic be light enough for me to stop the Gypsy Wagon long enough to run behind it and snap a National Geographic shot of the day?!

Stay tuned. . .

With a Bay Tour boat departing on the still morning waters we walk the promenade to the AT&T Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants.  There was a statistics plate for each year along the way.
Parking $1.50/hour. Nice!

We are trolling for trolley's.  Here is our first interesting one. 

Between the GSP and the map we follow the Hyde-Powell route from Union Square toward Fisherman's Wharf.  
No driving in the red lane - that's for trolley cars.
Back behind us is a trolley on its way up the hill.

Drive-by photography at its best.

Follow that trolley!

Seems like we are not the only tourists out trolling for trolleys today. 

The drive was slow but that provided us with plenty of time to enjoy the neighbourhood.

Lombard - The Curviest Street

Dominic hopped out enroute and raced down the stairs to get ahead of us.

Fisherman's Wharf did not hold any appeal to the boys so we did a drive by visit and carried on toward the Golden Gate Bridge.

Interesting!  From a long way away you do not notice the word 'basically'. . . 

Alexandre timed the waves to quickly scratch in the sand before it was washed away.

"The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers began work on Fort Point in 1853. A crew of 200, many unemployed miners, laboured for either years on the fort. Throughout the American Civil War, artillery-men stood guard for an enemy that never came."
Selections above from the Fort Point brochure. 

If you look carefully in the water above the lowest girder you will see a black dot. This is Crazy Surfer Man. We watched in wonder as he waited for 'the big one'.  It looks rather calm; however, the swell coming into the Bay was considerable. 

Catching a break in the traffic, here is a picture of some regular homes. 

This concrete pier is located about 0.5 miles south of our RV park.  The waves were massive and the surf boiled.  There was no surfing or swimming happening here; however, the pier was teaming with locals catching crab for dinner. 

Looking north from the pier back toward our home on the crumbling bluff. 

Almost, Dominic!

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