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Travel Photo of the Day: Golden Gate Sails

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A beautiful day in the San Francisco Bay. Sometimes there are 3 times this many sailboats out!

Our travel club’s home base in San Francisco ain’t too shabby. The sweeping views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands can be astounding in so many ways. On this day it was perfectly clear but there are many a days where a thick blanket of fog (known as the marine layer) covers the entire bridge and city of San Francisco! Sometimes the fog is so low it covers everything accept the top half of the bridge (this makes for a sweet photograph as well!). For some of our local members we do awesome hikes up and around the Marin Headlands where this shot was taken…


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10 Replies to “Travel Photo of the Day: Golden Gate Sails”

Greg Goodman
September 29, 2012
Beautiful photo of the Golden Gate and the Bay! Where's the fog? :)
    Steve
    October 2, 2012
    A rare clear and gorgeous day!
Laurence
October 23, 2012
Not a bad place for a view :)
    Steve
    October 24, 2012
    yeah there's so many great vantage points from the Marin headlands!
D.J. - The World of Deej
October 23, 2012
Awesome shot...just returned from San Francisco and fell in love with the city. Sadly, the bridge was fogged in almost the entire 4 days...
    Steve
    October 24, 2012
    Thanks! Haha yeah as beautiful as SF is the fog can be a real buzz kill. Sometimes if the fog is low enough you can go to the same spot we took this shot and get amazing pictures with the top of the bridge poking through the clouds.
Terry at Overnight New York
October 24, 2012
What a classic. Gorgeous!
    Steve
    October 24, 2012
    Thanks Terry!
Alex Morris
November 5, 2012
Excellent shot! Although I've never been to the place I intend to one day visit the bridge. I often think of Clint Eastwood and Escape From Alcatraz when I see the bridge. It's got quite a morbid reputation but it's certainly a beautiful setting.
    Steve
    November 7, 2012
    Yeah great movie! The beauty and amazing landscapes surrounding the bridge and SF far outweigh the morbid reputation though...