After work yesterday, I had little over an hour to kill before meeting up with a friend for dinner. Since I was already working in SF and planning to eat at the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, I decided to take a little spontaneous bike ride along the piers.
It didn’t turn out to be a “little” ride – biked around 6 miles total in SF, but it was definitely one of the more pleasant mini-trips that I’ve taken.
I work close to the AT&T Park, so after work I biked north to Pier 39 (yes, that Pier 39). Walked through the area, bumping into the many tourists and stopping to watch a magic show and check out the arcade.
When I reached the waters, I enjoyed the view and spotted the Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.
Next I biked to Pier 45, where I stopped to check out a WWII submarine called the USS Pampanito. The guns on that thing were definitely of a bygone era, and I pictured them being fired at enemy planes during the war.
The Musee Mecanique was right next to the submarine, so I stepped in and found myself in the midst of a bunch of antique, coin-operated arcade games and musical machines. So cool! Too bad I didn’t have time to try some of them out.
With that I biked back to the Ferry Building next to Pier 1 and enjoyed a delicious Ahi tuna burger dinner.
Definitely a trip well-taken. Sometimes, the best things in life happen spontaneously.
Slideshow of my trip below.
Walk along the pier at randomtidbitsofthought.wordpress.com.