We all meet up the evening before in SF and have dinner at the Burritt Room and Tavern, it's a nice little place with great food and excellent cocktails and on top some nice live music. We haven't been out like this for a while so we really enjoy ourselves.
We stay the night in SF and after a small breakfast we head for Pier 33 where the ferry leaves for Alcatraz.
Of course we have excellent sunny weather, we packed jackets because we heard that it can get really chilly, but we actually needed sunscreen. And here are some pics from our tour.
|waiting at the dock, collecting some information.|
|view from the ferry to the island.|
|We are getting closer.|
|Others used the nice weather to go sailing.|
|Alright, here comes the warning.|
|The harsh weather conditions collect their tributes.|
|At the landing.|
|Art exhibition by Ai Weiwei.|
|Behind scattered glass.|
|Fighting for their rights at some point in history.|
|Imagine to crawl through there.|
|The cell block.|
|At the library.|
|The snowy egret colony on Alcatraz - they do make funny noises.|
As every tourist guide will tell you, if you plan to visit, plan ahead - tickets are sold out way in advance. Even though we visited off season, we had to get tickets 4 weeks in advance.
After we finished our tour and took the ferry back, we were welcomed by two very special people - what a surprise :)!