a nice way to blow a couple of hours: Ferry ride to San Francisco
Di and i decided to play on Saturday. so we hopped the Vallejo ferry to San Francisco on the first boat out at 0830. it was a bit foggy, with the marine layer just starting to break up.
when we arrived at the SF ferry terminal, the area was surrounded by a farmers market, with a big "arts and crafts" gathering across the street.
we headed up towards North Beach, and finally decided on Cafe Delucchi for breakfast.
a leisurely wander back to the ferry terminal gave us time to enjoy San Francisco's finest in street people, bums, crazies, and multitudes of tourists.
Back at the Ferry terminal, we moseyed around the various vendors outside. Di bought a couple of sets of origami crane earrings that i thought were damned clever and neat looking to boot. there are some smart and talented folks out there, and artists, while many are nuttier than a jar of nutella, tend to be some kind of hooked up to the universe's smarts jar.
one of the great things about this time of year is the stone fruits are ripening, and the klondike white peaches were/are succulent and delicious. we should have bought more than a small bag!
one of my favorite visuals at the farmers market was
we headed back on the 1410 (that's 2:10 PM for those of you that don't know how to tell time), and the ride was damned pleasant.
one of the things i wanted to accomplish on this little jaunt was to get a picture of my boat's old home at berth 18 and 19 on Mare Island. boy, does this place look different.
one of the great things about being an empty nester is that we can just jump at the spur of the moment and boogie off for a quick trip to play
here's a link to the flickr set for our day.