California ( September 9-24, 2005)
We arrived in San francisco in the late afternoon, and there wasn't much time for me to savour it before heading out in the early evening. Steve promised me we'd be back some day for a longer taste.
Here's one of the newer streetcars on Market Street.
The Ferry Building, at the end of Market Street, is the place to catch ferries across the bay to Alameda and Oakland.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, locally known as the Bay Bridge, is a toll bridge linking San Francisco with Oakland. At left, you can see Yerba Buena Island, which connects the east and west segments of the bridge.
Sea lions have been hanging out at Pier 39 since the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. They are a major tourist attraction and you can hear them from quite a distance away!
A twilight view of the Golden Gate Bridge. After driving north across the bridge, make sure you stop at the vista point to admire the view of the bay.