|Headed off to checkout the grapes.|
|They're a couple of weeks from harvest.|
|Our hosts while in wine country, Samson and Paris|
|What good dogs!|
|Organic farming, Sonoma Valley style, at Red Barn Farms - think expensive but delicious lettuce.|
We headed over to South Beach Marina under the Bay Bridge to get some serious city time in. The navigation notes for the Bay Bridge give the clearance going under the bridge with the proviso that it might be 10 feet less during heavy traffic and warm temperatures. We fit under this time with 100 feet to spare.
|The night view from our slip in South Beach Marina|
If you are headed this way and want to stay in the city for a few days of being a tourist, the South Beach Marina is much nicer than Pier 39 on the Embarcadero. Pier 39 transient slips are basically untenable. The swells, surge and wakes make it one of the roughest anchorages you've ever been in. Not to mention the sea lions, who have the run of the place.
|J-Boat parking at Pier 39|
|Original transient dock at Pier 39|
We headed up to China Town with our friends Steve and Maria. I insisted that we ride the trolley car. Why else go to San Francisco?
|That's the ticket taker on the right -- he thinks he's a conductor.|
|Chris and Maria shopping for weird things in China Town|
|Down from the restaurant we settled on, courtesy of Woo Hoo.|
|A gecko who escaped from the financial district hanging out at the rain forest in the Science Museum in the Golden Gate park.|
|Another SF character|
|Looking for chocolate before we left SF|
|Rolex Big Boat Series was running on our way out of the bay|
|We couldn't see a lot of the bridge on the way out|
|A last view of SF|