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Early Morning, San Francisco Bay

EarlyMorningSFBay2006|07|17: Early Morning, San Francisco Bay. July 17, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.    keywords: san francisco bay color photograph early morning boats

Early Morning, San Francisco Bay. July 17, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

Not exactly my usual story for this web site, but yesterday I went on a San Francisco Bay Area urban adventure.

Since it was a “Spare the Air Day” due to heat and smog, all of the transit systems in the Bay Area were offering free rides – this included buses, trains, ferries, light rail.

I decided to take advantage of the situation and head to San Francisco without the need to worry about driving or parking. I picked up a free bus across the street from my home, and less than 10 minutes later I was getting on a free CalTrain “Baby Bullet” commuter train to San Francisco.

I got off the train in San Francisco at almost exactly 7:00 a.m. and quickly got on a free muni train along the waterfront. I quickly realized that I would have a lot more interesting photography opportunities on foot than on the train, so I got off two stops later and began walking north along the waterfront. I stopped to investigate the Ferry Building and discovered that, yes, the ferries were also free today – so I took a gratuitous free ferry across the north bay to Larkspur and back.

After returning I resumed my walk along the waterfront, eventually getting beyond Fisherman’s Wharf. At this point I turned around, walking back to pick up the free historic trolley running back along the waterfront. I rode this to near the Ferry Building and finally walked the last part back to the train station and my trip home.
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July 18, 2006 - Posted by | Ocean

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