Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe
Alioto's crab stand in front of the restaurant
Row of crab stands, Alioto's in the middle
(I always have the crab sandwich and there is always a seagull begging for some!)
Next to the ferry terminal is the Franciscan Crab Restaurant, where we go for fabulous roast crab and, sometimes stop in at the bar for a cocktail, with tremendous views of the Bay from all seats through their huge plate glass windows.
Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Bay on the other side
Alcatraz in front of Angel Island
A little closer to Pier 39, the Blue and Gold Ferry from Alcatraz is returning, parking next to great floral displays
Alcatraz ferry pulling in, pier 39 in the distance
Flower boxes at the ferry terminal
At Pier 39, I wander over to see the sea lions, who took over several docks many years ago and haven't left. Also, many tourists taking pictures, many foreign languages.
Sea Lions resting at Pier 39
Continuing on down the Bay, I get changing views of Coit Tower, from which I just descended.
Cruise boat terminal (sans cruise boat today)
Dinner at La Mar is soon after Pier 23 and I meet Laura there for a few hours of great dining and conversation (next posting). Afterwards, we head over to the Ferry Building Marketplace, with fantastic shops and packed ferries to Alameda, Lakspur, Oakland, Sausalito, South San Francisco, Tiburon, and Vallejo, used by commuters at rush hour and tourists at other hours. But for us, it's the subway (BART) back under the Bay and home.
Ferry pulling in at the Ferry Building
And, looking the other way, the Bay Bridge and, past it, our home, Alameda