Such fun! I had this past Saturday off and before the wedding season REALLY kicks in, my husband and I decided to do a mini-bicycle tour! I've been slowly training myself to be a rider in the California hills (I grew up in the non-outdoorsy Chicago flatlands) and so we wanted to get me out on my first bike tour. We were gone four days. Itinerary: - Oakland (caught the ferry into SF) then rode over the GG Bridge into Marin, up to Sir Francis Drake and out to Samuel P. Taylor Park (slated to be closed in the fall due to CA budget cuts) for our first night of camping - Then back out to the bay for one night at China Camp (another soon-to-be casualty of the CA budget cuts) - On to Tiburon to catch a ferry to Angel Island where we had one night reserved at what I think is THE MOST SPECTACULAR urban campsite in the WORLD. I know that's a big thing to say, but really, there is a site that has a view of the GG Bridge, the Bay and a full view of the SF skyline. You can't get much better than that - unless it's foggy, but we had PERFECT weather. - Then another ferry back to SF, lunch at the ferry building and on the ferry back to Oakland.
Here are some pictures taken with my hubby's awesome wide-angle Lumix/Leica lens point and shoot:
Loaded up and waiting for our ferry to SF:
You would never guess how windy it was right here. Ouch!
First stop - lunch in Sausalito....
West Marin is so gorgeous!
First night camping in the redwoods:
Views at China Camp:
Much needed rest in the hammock!
I had five minutes to spare to run and find us some cold beer for the ferry ride to Angel Island. Success and a cold beer never tasted so good!
View from Angel Island...
Views from our campsite on Angel Island...