Save Me San Francisco Day 3 – On Ya Bike

Posted: October 23, 2013 in Travel

I believe all Aussie meteorologists should spend 2 weeks a year in San Francisco to get their confidence back. You can’t get it wrong clowns. There will be Fog tomorrow. Now today was the Electric Bike ride across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausolito and take the ferry back. But first an Irish Coffee pick me up at Buena Vista Cafe. Same company as the Segway and once again a small group of 4. Knobber Knobber. So whoever invented the wheel was a half- assed clown because he should not have stopped before making the electric bike as well. They are sweet man! Nothing better than shooting past the spandex warriors going uphill while drinking a frappe, texting and chewing gum. Now these guides are not only knowledgeable but also friendly of course. My guy wanted to bond as the other two were a couple so he said “You remind me of the TV Doctor House MD, but not the personality of course ” I replied ” Its still early pal, why don’t you shut your pie-hole and get us out of this fog”

So in relative quiet we headed in general direction of GG but first a stop at Palace of Fine Art. A couple of tourists mistook me for Sean Connery returning to the scene so I gave them a couple of autographs just to get them out of my photo! As we approached GG the fog was slowly rising but never going to be clear. We stopped at the nominated “photo spots” before heading up to and across the bridge. I am no fan of heights these days so the mid bridge stop was a tad unsettling. Of course by time we got across the sun was out but you turn around and the bridge is still covered in mist – and oddly enough a couple of apes. We then headed down towards Sausalito for a brief stop and a horrible coffee before catching the Ferry back. It was a beautiful day for a trip on the water and once again the tour turned into a very enjoyable treat.

Back on dry land I was finally able to shake loose my guide by promising him I would indeed friend him on Facebook. Time for a quick lunch at In n Out Burger – sounded like my life goal. It was like Maccas only unhealthy. So walking back and checking phone when the bloody Bushman got me 👏. Back home for a slight rest and then headed out for a couple of cable rides before ending at Sotto Mare Oysteria for an early dinner. Thought I would try the Tour Guide approach so said to the waitress ” I’m here all week. I’ll try the Veal” With a straight face she said “we are a seafood restaurant”. I had crab. Should I be concerned the chef walked past with a big can labelled “Dungeoness Crab”. The Fawlty Towers line came to mind but I kept drinking my Peroni. Anyhoo it was fine and the actual restaurant has a great atmosphere.

Alcatraz tomorrow afternoon but what to do in the fog in the morning? Count my loose change? May not be finished by 11:00….

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Comments
  1. ponderosa58 says:

    Of course what you should have said to your guy was ” It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. You’ve obviously picked celebrity dopplegangers as you’d special subject”.

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