Our next stop was Pier39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. It felt so good seeing the ocean again! It also was an amazingly clear day and we were able to see the Golden Gate Bridge without ANY fog 🙂 – if you look closely you can see it in the left top corner in the picture of sea gulls below. A lot of people were jogging along the pier, it’s a much nicer scenery than jogging in the woods! I think I could actually enjoy jogging along the coast of the ocean…
One thing you must do when at Fisherman’s Wharf is to get a chowder clam! Trust me, it’s delicious – if you like seafood. The bread is made of sourdough: the sea gulls will like it just as much as you 😉
Below picture shows the view from the pier on a part of S.F. and the chocolate factory Ghirardelli. It’s chocolate is supposedly very good so we tried some – well, it was ok 😉 Nothing like Lindt!
Before dinner we walked through Chinatown for a while where we had a great dinner (oh how I missed eating crab…!) at R&G Lounge as well. It seems to be very common in California that when a restaurant is full you let your name be written down their list and they tell you when to come back (usually about 45 minutes from my experience during the whole trip). This always gives some time to explore the area around the restaurant and so we happened to find a small park where Chinese aunties played cards – obviously for money 😉
We arrived back home pretty exhausted and suffering from jet lag – but our itinerary already waited with more plans the next day! 🙂