Saturday, December 19, 2009
SF Ferry Bldg - Pier 7 - Dec. 18, 2009
Walking Distance: 1.44 miles
Walking Time: ~ 3 hours (12:15 - 3:15 p.m.)
Start & End Point: Embarcadero 4 Parking Garage, San Francisco, CA
Today we managed another slow crawl through the San Francisco Ferry Building -- and odd-numbered* Piers North of this foodie paradise. (Well, we got as far as Pier 7.) There were too many fun and interesting new sights. We were lucky to cover a mile or so today. In addition to views of Coit Tower (see image) and antique rail cars going by, there are several public walking areas on the Bay that are not visible if you're driving by on Embarcadero. The Port of San Francisco building (Pier 1 area) also has on display interesting old photos and historical information for those interested in stories about the San Francisco waterfront.
Thank you to Toni, who provided good company, helped uncover new places, and patiently waited while I took photos of sea gulls.
26 sea gulls; 28 pigeons; 2 Western Grebes; 6 cormorants; 4 ducks; and 3-4 parrots** in tree in park near Justin Herman Plaza.
*Years ago, the piers south of the Ferry Building were given even numbers, and the piers north odd numbers.
**See Judy Irving's award-winning documentary "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" for more information on this local flock.