February 11, 2012


I had the best birthday trip to Alcatraz...

Welcome to Alcatraz...

Leaving the dock, we could see Coit Tower and the Trans-America building.

The weather was amazing. It was clear and in upper 60's all day. Amazing weather for February. We had tickets for 11:30 but managed to get on the 11am boat.

Getting ready to dock on the island...

This is the oldest building on the island, it was built in during the Civil War as an outpost.

The views from the entire island were amazing.

Another view of the oldest building...

The weathering on the buildings were so pretty and the light was so soft.

This was the social hall used by the guards and their families.

There was an amazing amount of flowers and trees on the island.

The prisoners used to tend the gardens here.

You could see the Bay Bridge from all over the island.

The light was so beautiful all over the prison.

Alcatraz has one of the oldest light houses on the west coast.

The views of the city were stunning.

Just amazing.

There were gulls and other birds everywhere.

The golden gate.

Of course Roheline made the trip too. That sweater goes everywhere.

Hubbs with the Golden Gate in the background.

After lunch we went down Pier 39 to see the sea lions.

I loved the baby one cuddled up with the mommy. Too cute.

Since the sun was starting to go down, it was time to head away from the wharf and on to see SF Harley for Hubbs and to ImaginKnit for me. I got a skein of Malibrigo sock yarn (pictures and post to follow) for my birthday from ImaginKnit. It was a great trip and we couldn't have asked for better weather. It was a great day. Best birthday in a looooong time!

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