Half Way Across the Golden Gate Bridge – Summer Tier Points
In this… epic.
- When will I learn to jump on a fare?
- Wednesday Afternoon.. off to the airport
- EI273 Birmingham to Dublin Airport
- Into Dublin for some Donuts. And Pokemon
- The Travelodge in Swords, Dublin Airport
- Pre-Clearance fun at Dublin airport, 51st and Green Lounge
- AA291 Dublin to New York JFK – Business Class
- A Manhattan Char Siu Adventure
- Back in the Secure Area, Flagship Lounge and AAdmirals Club
- AA2652 New York JFK to San Francisco International – Transcontinental Business Class
- The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
- Do the BART into San Francisco, The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
- Sausalito: Which ferry to take?
- Halfway across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Fooding around San Francisco
- The Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport
- Early start at San Francisco airport
- AA164 San Francisco International to New York JFK – Transcontinental Business Class
- The joy of terminal swaps, BA Pre-departure dining
- BA174 New York JFK to London Heathrow – Club World (Business Class)
- An Early Morning Change at Heathrow
- BA828 London Heathrow T5 to Dublin Airport – Club Europe
- Doughnuts and coffee shops – Exploring Dublin
- Once more with feeling at Dublin Airport
- FR666 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- 600 TP: Done
Half Way across the Golden Gate Bridge.
There are some things I do on trips like these trips, and walking across a bridge can be a fun thing. Be it Half way across the golden gate bridge (least of all last time I learned that walking across it can have a negative impact on the impact of my foot health).
Whilst conventional advice is to walk during lunch time/afternoon when the cloud levels are lighter and the sky is more blue – there is slightly less foot traffic. Which if you’re stopping to take photos isn’t a bad thing
Leaving the hotel, I took a bus towards the Golden Gate Bridge welcome centre, before switching to a UberPool for the major heft.
Whilst Google Maps is reasonable at transport options, it does have trouble working around multiple agencies in getting from A to B… and especially when there’s a lot of road works going on so bus stops move.
A short and cheap ride later, I was walking towards the visitor centre, steeling myself for the walk across the Golden Gate bridge.
Those who know, know that I can’t ride a bike. And it’s hard. Therefore – I’ll just use the two feet I have. As well as Ubers, buses and cars…
The walk is a pleasant one – I was making the first tower with ease.
With me reaching the half-way point, I stopped to take a few photos. Then begun to turn around.
It’s not that I had anything against Marin County or anything. But here’s a timely reminder that the Golden Gate Bridge is 1.75 miles across end to end. And if you go across it, it’s 3.5 miles back and forth on the legs and feet.
Which if your feet aren’t in the greatest condition isn’t a great idea in the first place.
Heading off the bridge and onto solid ground, I headed to the visitors centre to get my parents a tacky gift.
Why? My parents and me are in a armed war of tacky gifts when we go travelling.
If you’re planning a walk across/run the Golden Gate Bridge – or even half way across (or even to the first span), here are a few tips that I share.
- Comfortable walking shoes – Make sure that you
- Don’t plan for t-shirt weather. Plan for multiple conditions. Layers are your friends.
- Weekends are good as cyclists must use the other side (West side) of the bridge to cross – so it’s mostly foot traffic you’ll encounter.
There’s a great guide how to cross at http://goldengatebridge.org/bikesbridge/bikes.php.
After a walk at the Golden Gate Bridge, I was ready for a new adventure … and this time, we’ll explore food.
Because an army marches on its stomach. And exploring food is a great way to see what a city is like.
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