Bay Area interlude: Part II

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Morning fog is lifting just enough to see the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge towers.

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A flock of pelicans cruises just above the water, with Tiburon and Angel Island in the background.

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Fort Point, below the San Francisco end of the bridge, was built before the Civil War to defend the bay.  Never fired a shot at an enemy.

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Most visitors never see the bridge from below.  It’s pretty impressive.

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An intrepid stand-up paddleboarder sweeps along in front of Alcatraz Island.

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The lighthouse beside the island’s old federal prison still flashes every few seconds, after all these years.

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This water is cold!  Not like surfing in Hawaii.

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There’s that other bridge that doesn’t get as much respect, the Bay Bridge.  It’s just as awesome.  Historic Fort Mason in the foreground.

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Ships quietly slip out the Golden Gate to the Pacific.

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Bon Voyage!

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