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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
FALL CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
September 2, 2016 - October 27, 2016
5 - OUR GREAT CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
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San Francisco Fireboat 1 "Phoenix"
|DAY 33 - OCT 4 - TUESDAY
We left our campground via rental car early with a full agenda for the day. The weather was perfect with clear skies and warm temperatures.
Our route into the area was through some back roads initially, with minimal traffic. We took Route 4 and made our way into the City of Richmond, north and east of San Francisco. We located the Richmond Fireboat Victory.
From Richmond, we crossed the bridge and made a visit to both Tiburon and Sausalito to see their fireboats. The Spinnaker restaurant was recommended by some locals so we had a great lunch overlooking San Francisco on the shore of Sausalito. After lunch, we went to the Golden Gate National Recreation area for spectacular views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge for some more pictures and then into the city to visit the San Francisco Fireboats. San Francisco has three fireboats, only two were at the station, but they included the famous Fireboat 1 "Phoenix" and the brand new "Fireboat 3" (one of the main goals of the trip) which was not yet in service. It was named the St Francis soon after our visit.
Our easy drive in was counterbalanced by the nightmare traffic jams as we headed out of San Francisco and back to our campground at Terminous. Our 1 hour in turned into about a 4 hour out ride. Oh well, we accomplished our goals and had a great day.
Night 33 back in the campground at Terminous, CA.
|STATES: CA - (1) State today / (22) different States & (4) Provinces so far|
|DISTANCE: Using rental car / Camper remains at 7,446 miles for Trip so far|
|FIREBOATS: (44) Richmond, CA "Victory" (45) Richmond, CA
(46) Tiburon, CA (47) Sausalito-Southern Marin, CA Fireboat "Liberty"
(48) San Francisco Fireboat 1 "Phoenix (49) San Francisco "Fireboat 3"
The first stop was at the marina in Richmond, CA to photograph their
Another Richmond FD boat "Marine 60"
San Francisco from Sausalito
Tiburon, CA Fire Station
Southern Marin County Fireboat in Sausalito, CA
Lunch in Sausalito at The Spinnaker, looking across the bay at San Francisco
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco's brand new Fireboat 3 "St Francis"