Bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Wednesday, May-16th-2012. In San Francisco. Late start today, I didn’t wake up until ten o’clock. My lack of sleep yesterday seems to have caught up with me. But hopefully, I’m all caught up now.
Once I was up, I went to find some maps and some gas for my camping stove. It took a lot of walking and searching, but eventually, I managed to source both items.
I visited Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf and saw the sea lions, which apparently only appeared after the earthquake in 1989. Fisherman’s Wharf itself felt like a theme park, with loads of themed shops. I enjoyed the sea lions, though, watching them basking in the sun. I also saw that you could get a boat over to Alcatraz, which I might go over to tomorrow. I also went to Lombard Street, the most crooked street in the world. I remember that street from when I was young and used to watch “The Streets of San Francisco” (with Carl Malden!) and the “Dirty Harry” films.
I got invited out to a Thai buffet tonight. The American lady that I spoke to last night had invited me to join her and her mum. The food was lovely, and the company was excellent, but the restaurant itself was a bit odd. They had a big pool in the middle of the place with a volcano in its centre. And every so often, they had a thunder and lightning effect go off. I think it was to mimic the volcano erupting. It didn’t really work. But as I said, the food was lovely, and the company was good. And I wouldn’t have gone there had I not been invited by Linda and Eva.
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