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Since we’ve been in San Francisco, the first I do when I get out of bed in the morning is to check on our view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the time, it’s sunny and glorious. There have been a few times when it has been foggy, and I’m sure I can expect the frequency of that view to increase. In any case, I adore the view and look forward to seeing how the bridge looks at the beginning of every day.

Here’s the view from our window on various days:

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Yes, I know. I’m lucky. This view of the bridge has only fueled my obsession with it. I am constantly dragging Mr. Selfish to various parts of SF and beyond to see a different view of the bridge. This post is dedicated to the view from SF.

On a beautiful sunny day, we drove to Crissy Field to see the bridge. Parking is free on the weekdays and I recommend going during the week to avoid the crowds (as much as possible).

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Mr. Selfish and I then walked closer toward Fort Point, which is a masonry seacoast fortification that dates back to before the Civil War.

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Since it was such a lovely day and we were so close, we figured we would walk the Battery East trail toward the bridge.

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The next thing we knew, we were practically right on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Of course, we walked the entire thing and back. It was quite sunny and there isn’t much coverage, so I recommend lots of sunblock if you venture across on a sunny day.

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The views from the bridge of Alcatraz and SF were phenomenal.

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On our way back, we even saw a seal (or sea lion?) in the water.

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Keep in mind since we went on a weekday and didn’t have to pay for parking, this was all free. What a deal and some pretty good exercise!

In my next post, I’ll go over the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin side.