Since I showed you the Bay Bridge a few weeks ago, here is the other famous local bridge.
I went hiking this weekend in San Francisco at Lands End. I had never heard of this place and just stumbled upon it by chance. Lands End is described as "the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco - a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides."
Unfortunately, I discovered this hiking area called "The Coastal Trail" late in the afternoon so I didn't get a chance to go from one end to the other (2.5 miles roundtrip) before it got dark. But, I did catch a few quick shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean at the various vista points not blocked by trees or vegetation. The slight fog and the sound of foghorns in the distance really made it an extraordinary experience.
Apparently, there has been over 150 shipwrecks near this area and during low-tide, you can see ship parts from oil tankers Lyman A. Stewart (wrecked in 1922) and Frank H. Buck (1937), and the boiler of the freighter Ohioan (1936).
Also, a railroad used to run in this area, but a 1925 landslide wiped out the tracks. Click here for a circa 1900 film of the train ride.
Of course, I didn't know any of this history until I got home and did some research. I guess this gives me an excuse to go back for a revisit.
Have a good week!