Day 43 – 5/27 – We somehow found ourselves in San Francisco on Wednesday, the 27th. Our original ‘plan’ was to leave on Monday – so it was a bit surprising to both of us to still be in the city on Wednesday. We left SF around noon after packing up the car, showering and eating lunch. We hopped on 101 just outside of the Presidio and reconnected with Highway 1 moments later to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
We had looked at the Golden Gate Bridge for days, thanks mostly to our proximity to it, but had yet to cross it. I attempted to record our crossing of the bridge, but it did not turn out very well – but I will share it with you anyhow. (Videos are viewable online only as the video player does not appear in the email.)
It was a very foggy day, so we opted to not explore the northern side of the Golden Gate Recreation Area and simply continue North on Hwy 1 to Muir Woods.
Upon arriving at Muir Woods, after a short stretch of tight switchbacks, we found ourselves surrounded by very large and very old trees. It had a very soothing feeling to it. We took the trail into the woods and across the bridges staring up in awe at these massive giants. I tried to capture their scale on video, but it did not turn out as well as I had hoped – but I am not one to hold back, so enjoy.
We piled back into the car after a nice stroll through the woods and drove North through the fog along the coast until we decided that it was time to make dinner. We stopped in Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, California. We set up the tent and ate soup at Doran Beach County Park before walking around, exploring the beach and listening to sea lions in the not-so-far distance.