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San Francisco in pictures, part 6 – Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a must see. We chose to take the bus all the way to the bridge, and then walk across. We kind of forgot to plan for the other side of the bridge, except to say ‘We’ll take the ferry back form Sausalito’

It’s pretty straightforward to get from the bridge to Sausalito, but it’s about 3 miles away, so be prepared! The walk across the bridge was crowded, but worth it, at least one way. Sausalito is a beautiful, if very commercial, little village, and it’s much warmer there than in San Francisco. We were happy to enjoy delicious burgers and ice cream in the sun for a while, and then take the ferry back ($9.00) to the city. A great day out!


Go big or go home

Two weeks ago I taught myself how to knit. Someone said that I must be really bored here – actually, I’ve been wanting to learn how to knit for longer than I can remember, so I’m really excited that I finally had the time (and the best little yarn shop, Unwind Knit and Fibre, in Gibsons) to learn! So, two weeks ago, I only knew the words knit and purl from an episode of the Golden Girls, and today, I’ve decided to go all out and knit a tuque! At this point, I don’t even think it’ll fit, but I’m still hopeful! And, I’m knitting on the ferry! Yet another reason to love the ferry.


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Ferries are my fave

Ferries have always been, by far, my favorite mode of transportation.


(Although, apart from that time in Tijuana, I’ve never ridden a zebra. That might win) The view, the wind blowing in my face as I play the Titanic song on my iPod, the gift shop.

This morning, I had to go into Vancouver to pick up a new modem for the office. I live on the Sunshine Coast, which is only accessible by ferry. (There’s an ongoing debate, as you would expect, about building a road in down from Squamish.) So! Because I live on an almost-island, I got to take the ferry! Who gets to take a ferry to get to work! (Apart from Derek on Grey’s anatomy…)

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve loved where I live (Pretty much since I lived in Quito) Every day, I look out at the view, and I think “As if I get to live here” All I want is for you all to come visit so you can see this amazing place I get to call home. Seriously – I have a pull out couch. Come on over! You’ll get to take a ferry!