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San Francisco, Oakland by ferry; exploring the waterfront during the holiday season

A special holiday experience: Touring Jack London Square in Oakland and the San Francisco Embarcadero, by taking the ferry from Jack London to San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, using public transportation.  Bikes are an option, or travel on foot. It’s a tour of beautiful waterfronts, holiday decorations, unique shopping and the best views in the […]

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San Francisco’s Hyde Street Pier, once part of US Hwy. 101, offers living history amid historic ships!

  Only the Captain and his family had luxury quarters on the 1886 Balclutha; the balance of the 29 person crew lived a much more Spartan lifestyle! Across the pier from the ferry Eureka is the old Eppleton Hall, built a hundred years ago in England, a side-wheel steel tug that once plied the Bay.   […]

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Warships, tall ships and historic watercraft of the Bay Area: Part II

The Hyde Street Cable Car turnaround is just a block up the street from the Hyde Street Pier. Here cable cars are turned on a hand-powered turntable and loaded for the trip back up Hyde Street! USS Pamponito, a World War II fleet submarine, sank six Japaneses ships and damaged four others; the sub and […]

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Bay Area bicycle rides, enhanced by public transportation!

Storms may continue into March, but soon it will be bicycle weather and time to lube those bikes and consider interesting new destinations!  Here is a fine article about Bay Area bike rides, made better by using public transit like Bay Area ferry boats, Cal Trans and the like.  One of our favorites; start near […]

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San Francisco: Undiscovered pleasures, just west of Fisherman’s Wharf, Part I of II

Tourists flock to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Embarcadero waterfront.  Far less visited but offering an equal amount of awe and interest, is the waterfront just west of Fisherman’s Wharf.   Visitors can take in this panoply of engaging sites by walking, bicycling or by auto – and the views are simply stunning!   […]

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