Sunday, November 24, 2013

San Francisco - Marin Headlands

Hope you haven't grown tired of seeing pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge yet, since our next stop was a pretty awesome overlook of the bridge. But first, in order to get there it meant actually driving across the bridge. Which was pretty neat...


We went across the bridge to a little visitor center, and took a few pictures from the parking lot. There was a nice view of the city (which was a better view than what you see from the bridge, I thought).



From there we drove up to the Marin Headlands, a hilly area just across the bay from San Francisco. It's part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and includes several amazing overlooks of San Francisco and the Bay. We went to an overlook by Battery Spencer, which was an old military battery established way back in 1897. It was quiet up there, except for the wind rushing in from the west, and the people getting pictures of the view looking down on the Golden Gate Bridge.


And the view of San Francisco, from Battery Spencer.


We stayed up there as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean...


And finally, a view of the bridge as dusk settled in over the bay...



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