Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lands End

A couple of weekends ago, we drove up to San Francisco and walked along Lands End.  Lands End is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  It is a trail just west of the Golden Gate Bridge and by the ocean and the mouth of the San Francisco Bay .. at least I think that's how you'd describe the location.  It was a beautiful day and the views were stunning.

We started out by the Sutro Baths and the Cliff House.



Apparently, the Sutro baths were built in the late 1800s ... and they were pretty big .. apparently at the time they claimed to be the largest in the world.  I didn't read all the history but they were abandoned and in the 1960s they burned down.  Not much left of them now.


The rest of the pics are of the walk.



The entrance to the trail (though we started at the other end and turned around here).



The Golden Gate Bridge ...






The USS San Francisco -- damaged in the Battle of Quadalcanal.  There was a nice little memorial there to the men who served and and to those who lost their lives.


 
Some other views of the Sutro bath ruins with the Cliff House in the distance.  After our walk, we went to the Cliff House for a drink and a bite to eat.
 
 
 




Some flowers we saw along the way ...
 
 

And my artsy picture for the day ...
 

 
I am really enjoying these Saturday walks.  We have been to some very interesting and beautiful places.  What a great way to explore.

5 comments:

Katie said...

Love it! Such fun places to discover near you. There's some other parks on the other side of the bridge too.

Shay said...

Great walk- Loved seeing the Golden Gate bridge and the baths. I wish I could have joined you on this walk- it looks very interesting.

Those flowers are called Kangaroo Paws here – I have them all over my garden.

Anna said...

Thanks for showing me some new parts of California.

Kate said...

Beautiful! Love all the photos.

Marti said...

I wish I could have gone there when I was in San Francisco last summer, but at least I got to see it through you. Very pretty. I love walking on trails.