On Sunday we got the gang together for a spur-of-the-moment outing to Angel Island State Park. As has been our luck lately, the day was quite sunny and clear.
The island is accessible only by ferry, which runs every hour from 10 till 5pm on the weekends. We made it in time for the 2pm ferry, which gave us a little under three hours to explore.
Of course no one wants to miss the last ferry leaving the island (at 5:20pm) so we were a bit more conservative in our hiking than we otherwise might have been. That said, looping a third of the way around the island, checking out the abandoned shell of a WWI-vintage military hospital, and then hoofin’ it back again was pretty exhausting, especially given the persistent sun.
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From the island, here’s the view back towards Tiburon and Belvedere.
Angel Island is positioned such that it affords glimpses of all three major bridges that traverse the Bay (on a clear day).
Here’s the Golden Gate Bridge, actually taken from the ferry.
Way in the distance of this photo is the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Here’s a slightly more visible shot of the east and west spans of the Bay Bridge.