Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge
Today was an adventure! In an effort to get out of the center of the city, a ferry ride to Sausalito was our little getaway. The Sausalito ferry leaves the Pier 1 ferry terminal building for a quick 20 minute trip to the shops and restaurants of Sausalito.
We went by Alcatraz on our way which was nice because all Alcatraz tours were sold out for the next month.
Once in Sausalito, my mind was set on lunch. Yelp told me to find the Napa Valley Burger Company so I did. After tasting 2 local beers, BC and I split an avocado chicken Caesar salad and a BBQ beach burger. Everything was delicious!
I’m really glad we ate when we did because after moseying about the town we decided to walk back across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Getting to the bridge was about 2 very hilly miles from downtown Sausalito and the bridge itself is 1.7 miles long. Even after crossing the bridge we are still a good 3 miles from our hotel (spoiler: we got an Uber eventually on our walk back through San Francisco!)
The walk across was scary and very windy! There were so many pedestrians and bicyclists sharing the walkway with only a chest high railing. I did get smashed into by a runner going the other way. I’m still not sure how that happened since I was walking directly behind someone in an effort not to get hit by a bike.
I took this photo when there was a break in the crowds. Otherwise I was keenly aware of my surroundings!
The views of San Francisco and Alcatraz were pretty great but I walked as fast as I could through the wind to the other side.
Attempting to use my selfie stick for once:
I’m glad we did walk across the bridge but we didn’t quite plan ahead. Once you get to the other side you can’t get a cab or anything because it is a major highway and toll booth. You have to keep walking. It is a pretty walk so we went at least 1 more mile before calling an Uber.
In all, we ended up walking about 12 miles throughout the day. It was quite the urban hiking adventure.
Reader Question: Have you walked across the Golden Gate Bridge or any other? Was it scary or no big deal?