Aaah sleep 😀 An early night last night and I was awake by 7am feeling much better. After several cups of coffee and some breakfast we headed off for the day.
We have several things pre-booked this week. Tomorrow we’re off to Alcatraz and the ferry sets off from Pier 33. This is just past Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39 a well known tourist attraction, so we decided to walk over to there, look around, then find Pier 33 so we know where we’re going tomorrow.
It’s been cool and cloudy today which made the walk nice (not to hot). We just walked to the Marina front then we worked our way across, passing Fort Mason & Hyde Pier.
At Fisherman’s Wharf we had a look around a WWII submarine, the USS Pampanito. Wow, I have no idea how the guys back then coped living in something that small and cramped!
We had some lunch from one of the takeaways and I had clam chowder in a bread bowl for the first time in years. It turns out I didn’t remember wrong – it’s still bloody lovely 🙂 After lunch we watched a homeless guy pull food from a trashcan and throw it to the seagulls – right in front of a sign saying “Don’t feed the seagulls” :-\
We moved on to Pier 39, seeing the sea lions that have been ‘living’ there since an earthquake in 1989. Then we spent several hours looking around the stores. There are a lot of stores!
Once we were all shopped out we walked on to Pier 33 just around the corner, found where we pick up tickets for tomorrow then headed back to the apartment.
Alcatraz tomorrow 😀
Oh and no, there are no pictures in any of the blogs. I’ll do an extra blog when I get back with pictures in 🙂