I am a little late in posting about what I did on the Fourth of July, but I was honestly overwhelmed by the amount of photos I took. Husband and I went out on our friends Mike and Katie's (Matie's) boat. It was a beautiful day to be in the bay. We made it almost all the way to Alcatraz before the water got a little too choppy, and we had to head back. I took so many pictures I had to divide them into two posts. It seems that I get indecisive when it comes to sorting through a shit-ton of pictures.
We spent a lot of our journey heading towards the (in)famous Bay Bridge. It connects the cities of Oakland and San Francisco and has one of the longest spans in the world. You may remember pictures of it collapsing during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Work on replacing the span that collapsed started in 2002 and will not be finished until 2013.
If you watch The Bachelor, you saw Ben and Emily climb this bridge. If you are wondering, it isn't something that the locals actually do. However, if you visit San Francisco, chances are you will drive over this bridge. It also makes a picturesque setting for snapping views of the Bay Area. Here are some of my favorites from the day.
|San Francisco in silhouette.|
|The Bay is very windy, which makes for the perfect place to go sailing.|
|A very appropriate sail for Independence Day.|
|Bright red buoy in the Bay|
|San Francisco in the background.|
|Going underneath the bridge|
|View of both spans of the Bay Bridge with Yerba Buena Island in the middle. The span on the right is the part that collapsed in 1989 and is being replaced.|
|The new span of the bridge that is being built, right next to the old span that will soon be retired.|