Posts Tagged ‘Golden Gate National Recreation Area’

Know Your Area Lighthouses – Point Bonita in Marin, Complete With Dedicated Tunnel and Brokedown Bridge

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Remember back in the day, back when you could visit the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse? Well, bide your time, cause you’ll be able to go there once again come 2012 after the mini suspension bridge gets fixed.

Actually, the commitment to being back in bidness  is sort of a half-assed promise and it’s coming from the Feds, so give them half a decade or so.

Click to expand, it’ll get big. Five people max on the bridge. And that’s the town of Muir Beach in the background:

Take note:

“NOTE: The tunnel to the suspension bridge/lighthouse is open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. However the lighthouse is not accessible due to the suspension bridge closure. Currently the bridge is due to be replaced and open to the public in the Spring of 2012.”

Hey Feds, why not put in a mini Golden Gate Bridge if we have to wait for so long? Thusly:

Oh well. At least they’ll let you walk through the tunnel, occasionally.

Finding That Elusive Bench at Lands End – How to Do It

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

You need to go up a little bit. Most people just walk right by.

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Like this, up to the red “A,” see?

See you there!

Sausalito’s Bucolic Cavallo Point Lodge is Just a Stone’s Throw from San Francisco

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Can you see the new/old Cavallo Point Lodge and Fort Baker in the upper part of this view from San Francisco? What you can’t see is the Golden Gate Bridge just to the left.

Some people like CP a lot – it has a different feel than the City yet it’s less than three miles away from San Francisco‘s bustling Marina District.  

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Bring your money and your appetite and you’ll do fine.

See you there!

The Lime Point Lighthouse near Sausalito: Then and Now.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Here’s what the Lime Point Light, located right next to the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and close to Cavallo Point, looked like back in the day, courtesy of our friends at the United States Coast Guard. Click to expand:

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But technological change and the arrival of the bridge in the 1930′s eventually put this station out of business. It was no picnic working there anyway, what with the occasional freighter collision and the constant rain of orange paint chips

This is how it looks these days, with just the fog station left (and the front gate open on this particular day, for some reason).

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Sic transit gloria mundi 

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Soon to be called Golden Gate National Parks.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

To the chagrin of some, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area soon will soon be called the Golden Gate National Parks.

This young buck, who calls the area around Rodeo Beach home, is licking his chops in anticipation of living in a full-fledged National Park:

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Just take MUNI bus #76, MARIN HEADLANDS over to Rodeo Beach on a Sunday sometime to see a good part of the GGNRA.