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A coastal hike of San Francisco

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

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The southern trail of the park

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Whenever I saw crows in San Francisco I thought of that certain Hitchcock film…

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Ocean Beach front houses all in pastel shades

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The coastal path

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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.

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An unusual fog-free day in the San Francisco bay

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The obligatory Golden Gate bridge shot from Baker Beach

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In direction of the sun’s harsh glare, the afternoon closing in at Marina Green

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View from a plane

In June 2014, travelling from London to San Francisco with clear skies meant that I had a bird’s eye tour of large expanses of Canada and the western US states.

Hudson Bay ice

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The mountain peaks of Wyoming

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Strange crops in Idaho

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The Great Salt Lake

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Yosemite

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California farmland

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Nearly there…

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