Wednesday, July 04, 2007

In bicicletta a Sausalito!

A few weeks ago, Lucas, Stefano and I went for a bike trip to Sausalito. To get there, we brought our bikes on the BART, up to the Embarcadero station, then we biked from there all along the port, the marina, up the Golden Gate bridge, and then, down to Sausalito! It was a really nice bike ride, with spectacular views of the Bridge. This one is from the Marina.
(click on this and the following images to enlarge them)

The Marina bike ride is very flat, but very windy, which makes it hard to go forward.
Getting on the bridge is tough - it's quite high! Once on the bridge, there is a middle lane for cars, and then two sidewalks. In the weekends, the pedestrians walk on one sidewalk, and the bikers ride on the other. Here is San Francisco viewed from our side:
Biking on the bridge is quite chilly, again, because of the really strong wind that blows orthogonally. If someone wants to try this trip, I'd recommend bringing a sweater or a wind jacket for this part. :)
After the bridge, there is a view point:
From here, one can bike downhill for about one mile, and get into the cute little artsy town of Sausalito. We had a late lunch there, and then we walked around for a bit more, took some pictures, had some ice cream, and finally, we took the Ferry Boat to go back to San Francisco. This was one of the nicest parts of the trip, I was really excited!
This was our Ferry:
Here is Sausalito from the Ferry, when we left:
There are some spectacular views of the Bridge:
And you can see how happy I was:
Then, when you get closer, you have postcard-like views of San Francisco. Here is SF and Alcatraz:
And here is San Francisco!
\Close to the City, many seagulls came close to us:
And here we are, closer and closer:
In the end we arrived to the magnificent entry to the Port of San Francisco:
I really didn't want to get off the Ferry.. I loved it. :)
Here is my last picture, looking back, to the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island.
It was a wonderful day.


Vcuisine said...

Beautiful Picture Marta. Viji

Nora B. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love going on the ferry too.
p/s: my lemoncello is now in the more week to wait!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, thanks for the great pictures! I'd love to visit that town...

chemcookit said...

Hello everyone!
Thank you so much for leaving a note on my blog, it always makes me so happy :)
I'm glad you liked my pictures, it was a very nice trip.

Nora, let me know how the limoncello goes, I'm really curious!!

Candace Dempsey said...

Hi Marta,
I am so jealous that you get to live in San Francisco and get to eat all that great Italian food. And you bike! Thanks for visiting my blog. It was so fun to hear from you and I will be back again.
Italian Woman at the Table.

jted said...

How wonderful you live so close!

I did this bike ride too! It was spectacular - and tiring... we did the hills up Marin County and back into Sausalito, so by the time we caught the ferry back it was just dark. But just the same, I didn't want to get off the boat either:)