01 May 2011

San Francisco Ride

Needed to get out a bit today. Andrea was climbing. So I decided I ride up to San Francisco for some nice photos. But, as it stands - I should have checked the battery of the camera before leaving. So all I got was a few shots ...


Camera gave up there, so I took another one with the iPhone:


Another thing that kind of surprised me after being to San Francisco quite often, living in the Bay Area for more than two years - I didn't know that San Francisco had a beach this big:


It was really nice out there, weather was around 26C and there were lots and lots of people but this beach is huge! I knew there is a beach but really, the size surprised me quite a bit.

Rode home via Skyline Blvd all the way, part of Skyline is unfortunately also Highway 280, but okay. Didn't really matter. It was a great day.

5 comments:

  1. Nice beach. You need to take us there... next time we visit ;-) 26C? Nice, not yet happening up here.

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  2. Pesty batteries. Visited San Fran once a long time ago. Love you photos.

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  3. It's really a nice area there - I didn't even know it as normally I'm in SF just for a conference or to go to a specific place (concert, opera, restaurant, ...). But it might become more of a destination ...

    @Sonja: Yeah, we really have to go there! It's an awesome beach. Here's a link to a Satellite photo.

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  4. Nice photos. These days the only time I get to SF is to attend a conference or a meeting. There usually isn't much time to travel around. I used to visit there pretty often visiting relatives when I lived in California but usually ended up in Chinatown or Golden Gate Park.

    Where is that beach?

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  5. Ja, der Ocean Beach. Echt riesig, aber er gilt als einer der gefährlichsten Strände der USA aufgrund der dortigen Strömungsverhältnisse. Markus u. ich gingen bei unserem ersten SF-Urlaub ab dem Golfplatz einen herrlichen Weg bis runter zum Ocean Beach, dann weiter durch den GG-Park und zurück in die Stadt. Uns qualmten die Füße ganz ordentlich.
    LG Ingrid

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