Today I felt energetic and accomplished from submitting my big deadline yesterday, and wanted to go exploring…

Caption on instagram: “Let today’s walking tour of San Francisco begin! (I need a job that pays me to traverse SF on foot, and post stuff on IG, haha)” Not a joke, actually; patronage welcome! 😉
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After my appointment with Doctor G, I walked back to Van Ness, secured a coffee, and pointed myself towards the water instead of back towards downtown. When I reached the shore, I was reminded of how I used to come to that particular spot five times per week for an early job of mine—I was so unhappy then! It was more than a decade ago, and I’d almost forgotten this little corner of town.

I have to admit, something about comparing “then” (still just starting out, lots of other things in my life dragging me down) and “now” (working for myself, supporting myself, having a nice little life I’ve made for myself) works wonders towards the healing process. As does being by the water, and sitting with my favorite sounds and the seagulls for a while…

panorama of san francisco bay

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Aquatic Park Cove

Perfectly timed person is perfectly timed…

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When I was out this way before, years ago, I was always stuffed away in the office… Not today! So many piers and trails and paths, places to walk and ride a bike, ways to get closer to the water… I will never cease to be stunned by being surrounded with amazing sights. Fort Mason, the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Embarcadero (from the Aquatic Park Pier):

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golden gate bridge and the san francisco bay

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Debated walking all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, but tried to be responsible and get home and back to work. Just a little wandering up into Fort Mason… Alcatraz and the Aquatic Park Pier:

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Taking this with me back to my desk…


Where should I go tomorrow?


  • MILES WALKED: 8.2
  • NEIGHBORHOODS: Civic Center, Russian Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, Mission District

map of June 09, 2015 walk