Northern California's Finest 
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This is part 5 of the story of our trip, this part is from Denver to Las Vegas, USA  in May/June of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This day 9 of our tour with Globus, Northern California's Finest

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Day - 90   Monterey - San Francisco   Day-2
20 - June - 2015
Globus:
Tour finishes this morning, travel back to San Francisco. Schedule flights after 1 pm.
This was a travel day with not much happening until we decided we could make it to Muir Forest after we get back using public transport.  Using the old tram we went to Pier 31 and caught the ferry to Sausalito, then after a short walk we found the stop for the Parks bus to Muir Forest.  The first bus was full already but a second came soon after.  Due to the winding roads no one was allowed to stand during the trip. This took close to an hour.  From the stop it was only a short walk to the park entrance.  We bought our tickets and strolled on in.  The famed Redwoods were soon apparent, soaring way above us.  As we needed to be back to catch the last bus out  we had to limit our walk to the second loop before we headed back on the upper trail.  Fantastic walk.  Back at the bus stop, it  was chaos as a lot of other people had the same idea.  After some 30 minutes a bus arrived that we needed to catch, but we were just 3 from the front, when it almost full.  They asked for 2  more passengers and those ahead of us did not want to break up, so we boarded the bus.  It got us back in good time for the ferry, but two ferries stop here and the next one went via Tiburon.  We caught it rather than waiting around and we thought a bit extra sightseeing would be good.  Back in San Francisco we headed back to the hotel again via the tram.

Map:  MONTEREY - SAN FRANCISCO - 119 Miles, 2hrs 20mins, 191 km

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Heading back to San Francisco Heading back to San Francisco Heading back to San Francisco
Heading back to San Francisco Can you spot the Mobile Phone Tower? Heading back to San Francisco
Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco
Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco - the old baseball stadium Back in San Francisco
Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco - Rail Station
Back in San Francisco Back in San Francisco - our hotel stands out We decided to go to Muir Park via public transport.
Onto the Ferry to Sausalito The Oakland Bay Bridge The Oakland Bay Bridge
The Oakland Bay Bridge Advertising plane The Ferry Jetty
The Oakland Bay Bridge San Francisco San Francisco  - Alcatraz
San Francisco  - Alcatraz San Francisco Skyline San Francisco Skyline
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San Francisco  - Alcatraz San Francisco Skyline San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco  - Alcatraz San Francisco  - Alcatraz San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - still in fog The Muir Bus
No Standing - far too dangerous The Muir Bus - Australian Gum Trees along the way Muir Forest - Scenic, forested park featuring giant redwood trees
Muir Forest walkways These are Redwood trees - Sequoia sempervirens Not the same as in Sequoia National Park
These are taller, but less thick Bark is measured in inches not feet. Muir Forest walkway
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Made it - we just beat the crowd back Beautiful Australian Gums - Smelt grand.  Sausalito Ferry Station
San Francisco in the fog Our Ferry awaits  Sausalito - the fog starting to roll in
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Heading into Tiburon - we chose the long way home Party Boat - Tiburon Tiburon - Parks Patrol boat
Point Stuart - on the way out to San Francisco Heading to Peir 41 San Francisco San Francisco - Pier area - now for a tram home

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