The Whiting's Great Alaskan Adventure travel blog

Ship at Jack London Square

Other side

Beer at Jack London's Bar...notice how uneven


Inside the Bar

Check the sign

At the Bar

On the Ferry to San Francisco

View of San Francisco

A Firemen Ship

Cruise ship coming to Port

Golden Gate Bridge

Our Bicycle Route

Great View

Our Bike

The hard part is over...UP!!

On Top of the Bridge

Across from Alcatraz

Made it to the other side

Houseboat Village

A beautiful Sailing ship at just the right spot

Alcatraz Prison


Night Views of San Francisco


The Ferry back to the beinning of the ride


Wine and food in Sausalito

Sea Lions

At Fisherman's Wharf


Drove an hour to Jack London Square in Oakland since Harry knew a good place to park the big truck. While we were waiting on our ferry to San Francisco, we stopped in the bar where Jack London wrote "Call of the Wild". The tiny building settled on one end in an earthquake and the bar is still tilted. Lots of cool memorabilia on the walls too. Had to have a beer in this historic place even if it was 1/2 hour before lunch. We arrived at Fisherman's Wharf to pick up our bicycles. I did not like the 1st part through town in traffic, but then it was through a park area with a little festival going on. We stopped for a mini taco to hold us till the other side of the bridge. It took awhile to get to the base of the bridge and I swore it kept moving away but a flat easy ride till now. Watched a guy surfing and took great pics of the skyline and bridge. Had to zig zag up to the bridge and that was our toughest riding but only had to walk bikes a short way. It was really cool riding over the bridge and stopping off and on for pictures. It was way high. It was a pretty busy day since it was a weekend, but most were pretty aware of others. Our side was all bicyclists and walkers were on the other side. After we hit the peak, it was much easier. We cruised into Sausalito and found some lunch overlooking the water. Harry had a favorite of blackened salmon and I tried salmon crepes. Both were great. Finished the last third of our ride into Tiberon and it was through a park. Very pretty drive. Got to the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf (bikes and all) just in time to catch the ferry. Harry has done this ride on one of his Fedex layovers and had hoped we could get chips and salsa and margaritas at a place right next to the ferry. Maybe next time or we would get back too late on next ferry. Instead, after we got our bikes turned in, we watched the sea lions entertain us on Pier 39 and had a little more to eat at a sports bar. Also wondered some of the shops for trinkets and beads. By the time we took the last ferry to Oakland and got back to our truck in Oakland, it was 11pm. It was a full but fun day! No big aches and pains, but we definitely felt the 20 plus mile bike ride.

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