Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hyde St. Pier, SF - Jan. 2, 2010

Walking Distance: 1.58 miles
Walking Time: 1 hr., 28 min. (3:17 - 4:45 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Parked at north end of Van Ness, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

Today we revisited Hyde St. Pier, this having been closed previously. The Pier is located at the foot of the Hyde Street hill (shown).

Walking around inside old boats, including the Eureka, a large (car and people) ferry from long ago, complete with old cars in place on the car deck, was very interesting. We also looked inside the Balclutha, which had made the trip around Cape Horn more than a dozen times. Exciting times if you like being on deck in high winds, covered with a thin sheet of ice.

Wildlife Sightings:
7 sea gulls; 2 pigeons; 2 cormorants; bay swimmers and pelican mascot

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