Early Walk Across the Golden Gate

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California

During one of my extended business conferences many years ago in Sausalito, some of the other attendees and I decided to make an early morning break for it, take a cab to the south-side of the bridge, hike back across to the north-side of the bridge in the pre-dawn hours, then hug the shoreline all the way back to the conference center. It took us a couple of hours, but it was oh-so-worth-it.

Walking across the bridge was a lot colder than the photos imply, as the wind was brisk and the air was quite cool. However, the view was amazing in the pre-dawn light. We could see ship traffic on the bay beneath us, Alcatraz Island toward the right of the frame further out, and the mountains rising behind Berkeley in the far distance – along with gorgeous clouds announcing the coming dawn.

San Francisco Bay – San Francisco, California

I would do that walk again in a heartbeat.


Photo info:
The Golden Gate Bridge in the Pre-Dawn Hours
Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
San Francisco, California
May 2008
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Photo info:
San Francisco Bay
From the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California
May 2008
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd digicam