Golden Gate Bridge

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.

The Golden Gate Bridge in fog

The Golden Gate Bridge in fog


The Golden Gate Bridge in fog

The Golden Gate Bridge in fog

 

Luck smiled on me. Just as I started across the bridge itself the fog cleared completely.

The Golden Gate Bridge in infrared

The Golden Gate Bridge in infrared


Golden Gate Bridge close up

Golden Gate Bridge close up

 

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.

Golden Gate Bridge view

Golden Gate Bridge view

 

By the time I started the walk back my feet were barking pretty loudly, but the setting sun kept me looking over my shoulder.

Golden Gate sunset

Golden Gate sunset

 

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.