Taken The Golden Gate Ferry To Sausalito

"San Francisco has only one drawback. ‘Tis hard to leave."
Rudyard Kipling

It was a beautiful Sunday.  It was a great day to spend on the water crossing San Francisco Bay.  I had never taken
the ferry to Sausalito before and this was as good a day as any.  J and I took the underground Muni train to the Embarcadero and rushed to the Ferry Building to catch the ferry at the terminal.


This is the view of the Bay Bridge from the ship.

Not long after we boarded, we pulled away from the pier.

There were a ton of tourists on this trip, and people were getting up and down the whole time to take pictures.

Obviously, the closer we got to Sausalito, the farther we were getting from San Francisco, but we got a nice view of the beautiful skyline.

Eventually, the Golden Gate Bridge was in view.

As we got closer to our destination, there were more and more boats sailing on the Bay.

We sat on the top deck of the ship.  Here’s what the inside seats looked like.

The Golden Gate Ferry ship to and from Sausalito holds over 600 people.  It runs a bit less frequently on the weekends than it does on the weekdays.

We arrived in Sausalito and spent a few hours there.  We ate lunch at
Scoma’s, based on Tim B.’s recommendation.  It was not crowded, and the food was good. 

We also enjoyed the fine work of
Bill Dan, a rock sculpture and balance artist.

We took the ferry back home at around 5:30.  The bridge was gorgeous as it came into view.

The ferry actually slows down as it passes Alcatraz so people can take pictures of it.

Then, we returned to the city of San Francisco.

The ferry to Sausalito provides a different perspective on the City of San Francisco and its surrounding bay as well as a means to go to another beautiful city.  This was a fun experience and I love getting different looks at the city I was born in, the city that is close to my heart.
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