I had the opportunity to visit the Golden Gate Bridge this afternoon. I took a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and walked along the bay. As I approached it I was not surprised but a a bit disappointed to see the great bridge shrouded in the famous area fog.
Luck smiled on me. Just as I started across the bridge itself the fog cleared completely.
After crossing back to the Sane Francisco side I took the path to the west of the bridge which leads to a small park with an excellent view I don’t remember seeing before.
By the time I started the walk back my feet were barking pretty loudly, but the setting sun kept me looking over my shoulder.
My advice for anyone considering the trip:
1) Avoid the major mistake I made. As you walk by the bicycle rental shops, and think “Nah, I’ll just walk. Taking care of the bike will be too much trouble.” – YOU’RE WRONG! RENT A BIKE! I estimated that I walked just under ten miles on this trip.
2) Also keep in mind the frequent weather changes, both good and bad. Even on a warm day the wind on the bridge is pretty cool.
3) Enjoy! This is definitely a trip I’d recommend.