During our 8 days in San Francisco, we took day trips. The first was a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and down the (steep) hill into Sausalito. It was a cold, windy ride, but the other side of the Bay was in sunshine — yes, even while San Fran and the bridge are shrouded, the other side of the Bay glitters in bright daylight. Sausalito was really cute, full of beautiful homes, and we ate the best tacos there.
We rode the ferry back to San Francisco and I took pictures of the cloud bank inching over the Marin headlands toward Sausalito.
Our second day trip was a drive south on the One (Pacific Coast Highway) to Monterey Bay and Carmel. We visited the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium (thirty dollars!) and lunched on the beach in Carmel.
Above, a school of sardines in the beyond-huge tank of coastal California fish. I loved seeing them school, swirl, flash and swoop. Hard to capture, but I still like this photo. Below are various jellyfish from their wonderful jellies exhibit.
They had a great exhibit on the effects of global warming – and naturally I appreciated the information on how our eating impacts the environment! Way to go, Monterey Bay!
In Carmel, besides delicious sammiches on a remarkably beautiful beach with a view of Pebble Beach Golf Course, we saw countless luxury sports cars, arriving for the annual Tour d’Elegance. Millions of dollars worth of car parked in a four-block stretch of village street.