View from the hotel room - the street on the left is California and on the right is Pine


Another view from the hotel, looking out towards the bay


The Rock


The Balclutha, part of the National Park Museum


Picture of the bay from Ghirardelli Square


Another view from Ghirardelli Square


The Golden Gate Bridge


Closer shot of the Golden Gate


Coit Tower/Telegraph Hill


More shots of the Maritime National Park


Alcatraz


Rach gazing at the bridge


A personal vessel


Rach squints as the sun sets over the Pacific


Ghirardelli Square


Another look at the bridge from the jetty


Looking at the Maritime National Park from the end of the jetty


Looking across the bay towards Oakland


I feel compelled to photograph the Rock - damn you Michael Bay!


Rach gets ready to take her first ever trip into the Pacific


Closer...


There!


She said the water was “on the cool side”, but apparently it didn't deter the swimmer in the water


Those waves sneak up on you...


Rach enjoys the sand


She goes for a second time...


Heading back after feeling the calming effects of the ocean


Of course, we then had to brush all the sand off her feet... totally worth it though


Can you see the bridge in the background?


Alas, I am not a pirate... but I sure wish I was one! The other shirts say “Surrender the Booty” and “Time Flies When You're Having Rum”


A WWII Submarine


The Jeremiah O'Brien, a WWII Liberty ship


A bird... in front of Alcatraz!


A Sea Lion


A whole bunch of sea lions!


A view back towards the city


I have decided that if I have to come back as an animal, a sea lion would be it


The sign says: “Harassment of the Sea Lions is a Violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. No Docking, Approaching, Feeding or Throwing Objects Allowed.”


A view back towards the bay


These streets are hilly


An island that connects to Oakland


A wider shot


This is a statue of a guy on a camel and another guy in front... unfortunately the auto focus decided not to work


Looking out from Telegraph Hill


There are some great views in the city


A view of the Golden Gate Bridge


I was trying to get a shot of a rather crooked street, but it was too dark


Rach wonders why I continue to take pictures of her and not the surroundings, while I wonder why autofocus hates me


You can make out the street a littler clearer. I assume that it is Lombard.


Coit Tower


Christopher Columbus


An interesting cloud formation


Rach struck a good pose, but unfortunately I just took a headshot


A view down twards the bay, just past Pier 39


Autofocus, thine are mine enemy


A view from up in Coit Tower


A view to the west from Coit Tower


It would be Alcatraz, if it were in focus


Pier 39 area


The Stinking Rose on Columbus Street - you can't see it in the picture, but there is a sign overhead that says “We Season Our Garlic with Food!”