My San Francisco cousin picked us up and we had lunch at Cliff House. The views are outstanding - wide open beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Rugged rocks and the continuous sound of the waves.
We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and headed to Muir Woods.
Some places on Earth feel holy - the majesty of these redwoods which have been here for hundreds of years inspire a sense of awe.
Strong and straight, they reach to the sky. Some have been growing here for close to a millenium. It took the foresight of John Muir to preserve this area so that all may walk in their presence.
Their massive trunks and thick bark are home to mosses - after this year's rain.
This year ferns are abundant, even growing on tree branches.
It is a privilege to walk among these forest giants.
Later in the day we took the ferry from Sausalito back to San Francisco.
Great views of the bridge.
... and of the city.