Great last full day in SF!

September 10, 2017

 

 

Today we started off by eating at a 1950's style diner, a nice ambience but pretty average food... Next we went to Chinatown (on our way to Alcatraz). We just looked about and bought a little souvenir (for the memories) and then slowly made our way to the ferry to Alcatraz...on the way we encountered a large part of the road which was closed off by the police with lots of people handling tons of filming equipment. We asked a guy who looked like he could be the director what this was about; he said, with a wink, the official name of the project was Cherry Blue, but that was not the real name of the movie as that was top secret. He showed us the back of his badge, it said MARVEL (!!!!). We guessed it must be Avengers or Spiderman or something like that, he said "something like that", before we were ushered off the premises by some less friendly assistants.

Never mind, we anyway had to get back on our way to the Pier...just to be clear, we were going to Alcatraz because we're touring about it, not because we're criminals 😅! When we got off the ferry onto the island you could have made a movie called 'revenge of the flies!' because nearly everybody on the front deck had at least 50 flies on them! 

 

After the thrilling experience of Alcatraz (see other post for more information on Alcatraz) we went to the Ferry Building to look at all the lovely food stalls. In the end we chose chips and coke and Nutella rolls for dessert (not the healthiest!). And if that wasn't unhealthy enough, we treated ourselves to a world famous Humphrey Slocombe Ice-cream. I had melted chocolate, it was scrumptious, mummy and papi had a more adult flavour...coffee...I thought this was quite tasty, too!

 

As we started to head back home we spotted a truck carrying a completely wrecked and destroyed armoured vehicle on the back of it (probably something to do with the Marvel! Hulk??!!? 🤔). Across the road from the Ferry Building we ran into a weird derelict looking sculpture...we thought it was derelict until we saw the other side... it was a nice water fountain which was massive and arty and you could do the stepping stones right through it, trying not to get too wet!

We strolled though a little quirky market, the financial district, Chinatown (again) and finally back to the hotel to have our last sleep in San Francisco (for now! 🙃).

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