Bike-Ride to Australia-and-Beyond May-17th-2012

Bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Thursday, May-17th-2012. In San Francisco. I was up at a decent time today and went out to play the tourist. I was even up in time for breakfast today, unlike yesterday.

Building on island
Alcatraz

My last day in San Francisco. I leave tomorrow and get back to cycling, so I’d best make the most of today. First, off I went to see the Golden Gate Bridge. I couldn’t see it at all yesterday due to the fog covering it. It was still a bit hazy today, but I could see it at least. I then walked back to Fisherman’s Wharf. I wanted to go on the Alcatraz tour, but it was fully booked until Saturday. That’s no good for me. I’ll be back on the road by then.

I spent the rest of the day wandering around San Francisco, visiting the sites. I’m not very good at doing it on my own! I always feel like a fish out of water when I do the tourist thing.

One good thing, I’ve got the bar staff in the hotel well trained. I don’t have to ask for a refill anymore. It just appears!

Don’t forget the main reason for being here. And it’s not to play the tourist. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate.

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