Storms can be nasty!
Okay, most of the time, storms aren't all that bad on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. However on January 1 2004, we had a heck of a storm blow through, with wind gusts of 75 miles per hour on Angel Island (middle of our bay).
It was so strong that the iconic seal statue off the shore of Sausalito was knocked off its pedestal. How sad!!
Cyclists need to follow the rules
Cycling in Sausalito is a tourist attraction as well as a major route for enthusiatics. In CA however cyclists are supposed to follow motor vehicle laws. IE stop at stop signs, red lights etc... Most cyclists however ignore these rules.
The subject in the photos was blazing up the main street and ignored a right turn signal of a car. Passing on the right can be costly.
Watch your step....
Can't guarantee everyday the streets of Sausalito will be littered with used underwear, but for some reason, the day I was there, I saw this pair.
Be careful that you don't touch them. They could be unsanitary and lead to health issues.
- Family Travel
- Women's Travel
A skin rash waiting to happen
When going for a walk along a trail, keep an eye out for a plant called Poison Oak. It's a shrub that can be small or large, whose leaves look much like oak tree leaves. The leaves can be various shades of green or bright red, depending on the age of the leaf. Brush your skin against these leaves, or even their stems, and the plant's oil will stick to your skin (or clothes, or your pet's fur). If you happen to be allergic to this plant's oil, you are in for a very itchy, irritating rash, for at least two weeks.
You can get Calimine lotion from a drugstore to apply. It does not cure the rash, or make the rash go away. However, it will provide a little bit of temporary relief.
Parking Can Be Difficult
Sausalito is known for its many parking problems with limited parking availability. The residential and business areas aggressively enforce the laws.