It was layover time in San Francisco. I felt like dedicating it to one of its most popular attractions, the Golden Gate Bridge. Full of beans I rented a bike at the pier and headed towards the bridge. Unfortunately, I was greeted by strong headwinds but I remained strong and kept pedaling and pedaling. Crossing the bridge was amazingly beautiful and impressive. Still, I was happy to reach Sausalito for a brief break and a glass of wine. I decided to take the ferry for my return trip.
Looking for a quick bite I went to Anchor Oyster Bar, which is located in the Castro district. It’s a small, maritime tavern with all kinds of delicious seafoods. On my postprandial walk from Castro to Mission District I came across the Samovar Tea Bar. Even though I’m a huge caffeine junkie I decided to try some spicy masala tea for a change.
Continuing my exploration of Golden Gate Bridge I booked a catamaran trip for the second day. To my good fortune March isn’t sailing season yet and although it was a warm, sunny day there were only a handful of people on my boat. The following two hours we sailed past Alcatraz, towards and under the bridge, drinking wine and enjoying the nice view.
For dinner I went to Park Tavern in Stockton Street. The food and drinks were delicious. At first I had a sceptical smile on my face as the waitress served me a whole truffled chicken. What can I say, I ate the whole thing plus dessert.