I’m in Trumpland at the moment as some kind of tech support for the launch of our new product. On Saturday we had a free day to do some sightseeing.
I always imagined California was warm and sunny all year round but this is sadly untrue. At the weekend it was cold and wet and grey. Obviously the number one attraction is the bridge, so a group of us walked there from the downtown area. The neighbourhood around our hotel was decidedly dodgy, but the hilly residential area near the bridge had some very nice houses. Although there were no shops or other amenities to be found.
Everyone else’s photos of the Golden Gate bridge have blue sky or the iconic fog, so I suppose my grey clouds must be somewhat unique. It was still very impressive to look at.
Just underneath the bridge is an old fort called Fort Point that you can climb up on top of to get some really good views. This used to form a triangle of fortifications with Alcatraz and another fort across the bay.