“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
So I have been thinking a lot about what my first blog post should be about and it has got me absolutely nowhere! Instead of overthinking things I decided to dive straight in and share some pictures of my recent trip to San Francisco. My husband and I went for the mid-term break to attend a friend’s wedding. It was my first time to San Francisco and I absolutely loved it!
From what I had read prior to this trip, San Francisco’s weather is as changeable as the seas, literally. I had heard lots about the infamous fog, nicknamed by locals as ‘Karl the Fog’. Luckily for me Karl did not make an appearance! With an annual Indian summer, September to November is said to be the best time to come to San Francisco. The weather was just beautiful. I would definitely recommend an October trip for those thinking of planning a visit.
So let me get back to my pictures for today’s post! A group of us (all old college friends) decided to undertake what seemed to be ‘mission impossible’ with some sore heads after the wedding (!) and ‘Bike the Bridge to Sausalito’.
I had to ditch the heels for the day that was in it and embrace the flats. It was a converse kind of day!
It took us about an hour to get there as we kept stopping for photo ops! We cycled 8 miles in total. I honestly don’t think I had cycled since I was 15 years old…lol!
We booked the package with a company called Blazing Saddles and opted for a self-guided tour. We started at Fisherman’s Wharf, cycled to the base of the bridge and then crossed the bridge along the path (or sidewalk as I was corrected!). Cycling the bridge and seeing how beautiful San Francisco is against the water really did take my breath away. It was simply stunning! One of those WOW moments I will always cherish.
Once we crossed the bridge it was about a 10 minute cycle downhill (phew!) to the very charming bayside town of Sausalito. We parked our bikes and went for some delicious burgers at Napa Valley Gourmet Burger. A few Mimosa’s were also consumed…when in Rome and all that!
There was no way any of us were willing (or able!) for the cycle home so we decided to hop on the ferry back! It really was a wonderful day and a must for anyone thinking of a visit to San Fran.
What I Wore
FYI: My fedora was quickly replaced by the cycling helmet (grrrrrr!) and I also had to ditch the gilet due to the heat! I’m sure I will be getting a lot more wear out of it in the coming months!
More SF posts in the oven! Watch this space 😉
To new and exciting journeys ahead!