21.08.2010 - 21.08.2010 20 °C
I was picked up early this morning by another Australian I've met on my way across America (this time an Austin Australian). We went to visit Muir Woods and the northern side of San Francisco Bay. The Woods are a National Park area. To get there we drove over the enormous Golden Gate Bridge. Muir Woods is home to tall redwoods trees that California is famed for. These redwoods weren't the towering monsters of Redwood National Park, but they would do the job. We hiked a loop of the woods, which took a couple of hours and involved navigating past a yellow striped snake!
We took the winding Highway 1 to Sausautito. This is the first time I've been a passenger in a car for a long time, and that combined with an empty stomach found me car sick. My big burger lunch was very welcome! We made our way back south to the Bridge, crossed over and were back in the city with enough time for me to pop to Union Square for some shopping (I've invested in an extra bag for my return journey, so I've not got an excuse for not spending some Dollar).