October 29th, 2010

drinking bird

California [part 1]

I just returned from a few days in San Francisco and a short trip down the California Coast. San Francisco, as always, is full of wonderful restaurants where we had delicious meals. One of them, which we particularly liked, had an interesting underwater decor. Here is a snapshot of the lighting.

Jellyfish lights

Of course we went shopping, but also sightseeing. We did see

A very misty Golden Gate bridge

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The classic cable cars, which people stand in line to board [not us]

A three-masted sailing ship in the harbor

Then we drove down the coast. We first admired Big Sur, though the weather left a bit to be desired.

Rocks, surf, mist, and some sea birds

Lonely beach

We did go inland at about the level of Watsonville [strawberry capital of California] to buy some very good inexpensive fruit. Then we returned to the coast, in the direction of Monterey.

I will post the rest of our trip tomorrow