Gentle Readers and Dear Friends our weekend followed in the footsteps of many others - we visited a few Estate Sales - I picked up a large roaster and a great old double boiler - not picture worthy by any stretch of the imagination. Yesterday we got up[ an went to early mass - stopped off at Eddies' for a quick breakfast and skedaddled off for a good stretch of the legs down at the Ghiradelli Square, Pier 39 and Hyde Street Pier.
We parked up by Larkin Street and the Square - it was early and there was still lots of parking. then we walked down to the wharf....
Looking at Hyde Street Pier from the street...
The Balclutha an 1886 square rigged sailing ship.
The Hercules, a 1907 steam tug boat.
The Eppleton Hall, a 1914 paddlewheel tug boat
The large white boat is The Eureka, a 1890 side-wheel paddle steam Ferry Boat.
Looking up Hyde Street - and the cable car line.
This is the C. A. Thayer, an 1895 schooner.
After walking around and seeing these great old ships we continued to walk east to Pier 45... and the next things to come on are..
...is the USS Pampanito submarine. There is also...
this super Liberty Ship from WII, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. One of only 2 left that actually operate.
Also at Pier 45is the Musee Mecanique. There are dozens of old and antique machines that only take change to operate.
These posters and pictures show where the Musee once was - over at Playland. click HERE to read about a once great recreational park here in SF.
There is also lots of restaurants and street food - specializing in seafood....
... and fresh fish.....
a shot of the Jeremiah O'Brien I liked.
Here is some of the super architecture - The Franciscan Restaurant on the water in the heart of Fisherman's wharf.
Looking out from Pier 39 we saw a huge - Cruise ship in dock
the ever present sea lions....
...juts sunbathing... and being loud.... they are fun to watch!!
there goes one of the Blue and Gold line Tour ships - that tour out on the Bay.
Walking back to the car we passed the huge Boudin Bread Restaurant/Factory where you can watch them make the famous sourdough bread.
There you go sports fans - our Sunday jaunt in the city. It was a great day out - starting off all foggy and dank then the sun came out and it warmed up to the mid 70's - perfect SF weather!! Thanks for stopping by!!