After a walk through Golden Gate Park – east of the tea gardens more woodland trails than manicured lawns, I reached the windy wild Ocean Beach. After following the Lands End trail, I took a slight detour in land, past the large houses of Sea Cliff, eventually reaching the road to Baker Beach. This hike can take up much of the day – by the time I’d visited Baker Beach I was too exhausted to continue the trail to the Golden Gate entrance so instead caught the free Presidio shuttle bus to Marina Boulevard, just past Crissy Fields.
The Japanese Tea Garden up close
The southern trail of the park
Whenever I saw crows in San Francisco I thought of that certain Hitchcock film…
Ocean Beach front houses all in pastel shades
The coastal path
The ruins of Sutro Baths: a complex of saltwater, ocean-fed swimming pools which opened in 1896. After closing in 1966, a fire destroyed much of the site.
An unusual fog-free day in the San Francisco bay
The obligatory Golden Gate bridge shot from Baker Beach
In direction of the sun’s harsh glare, the afternoon closing in at Marina Green