Sausalito with Fantastic Views
of San Francisco Bay
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Magnificent Golden Gate Bridge as viewed from Vista Point near U.S. 101 in Sausalito, California on the
northern end of Golden Gate Bridge.

We came to tour Sausalito, California in the afternoon of May 7, 2017. It was a cloudy day.

Map:
Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Vista Point in Sausalito
Another view of Golden Gate Bridge showing some of many tourists in this highly popular Vista Point to enjoy
the stunning beauty of San Francisco Bay.
Zoom in on the fantastic view of San Francisco downtown as viewed from the Vista Point. What a beautiful
view!

This reminds people of Tony Bennett singing the song "I left my heart in San Francisco",  High on a hill, it calls
to me, To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars, The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care,
My love waits there in San Francisco, Above the blue and windy sea, When I come home to you, San
Francisco, Your golden sun will shine for me.
Zoom in on another part of San Francisco as viewed from Vista Point.
Great view of Alcatraz Island, eastern section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Oakland in the
background as viewed from Vista Point.
Brilliant view of Western section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a cruise ship and the bay as viewed
from Vista Point.
Zoom in on the amazing view of the water front of San Francisco as viewed from Vista Point.
Another section of the water front of San Francisco as viewed from Vista Point.
Zoom in for a closer view of Alcatraz Island as viewed from Vista Point.
A broader and splendid view of San Francisco skyline as viewed from Vista Point.
When we were driving on Golden Gate Bridge from north end to south end.
Berkeley far away across the Bay as viewed from Vista Point.
Zoom in on Alcatraz Island as viewed from Yee Tock Chee Park which is a small water front park at the
junction of Bridgeway & Princess St., Sausalito CA 94965 in picturesque Sausalito downtown.

In addition to Vista Point, we also drove to Sausalito downtown to enjoy the fantastic views of San Francisco
Bay from different perspectives. We parked our car in the paid Public Parking Lot #1 (i.e., Sausalito Point)
near Sausalito Ferry Terminal with parking lot entrance at 40 Anchor St., Sausalito.

Yee Tock Chee Park, Sausalito Ferry Terminal area and Bridgeway Promenade are withing short walking
distance from public parking lot #1 and provide visitors easy access to water front areas to enjoy the stunning
views of San Francisco Bay. Lots of tourists walking around.

There are many great little restaurants, yummy cafe, bakery, ice cream place, galleries, boutiques and shops
in this little and lovely downtown water front area for tourists to spend a few magical hours to enjoy, stroll,
explore, eat and shop. Some restaurants have outdoor decks with awesome views.

The public restroom is a red brick building at Bay St. and Bridgeway near Public Parking Lot #1 and next to
Bank of America.

Map:
Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Yee Tock Chee Park
Zoom in on the marvelous view of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the cruise ship as viewed from
Yee Tock Chee Park. Many tourists sit on the bench or rock, and eat sandwich in this little park while
enjoying the amazing views of gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Watch cruise ship, ferry boats or sail boats
passing by.
Zoom in on awesome view of San Francisco downtown and sail boats in action as viewed from Yee Tock
Chee Park. Its location on a concrete abutment jutting out into the Bay gives it commanding views of San
Francisco from the Bridgeway Promenade. It’s one of the most popular photo spots in Sausalito.

If you are fortunate you can see sea lions and sea otters playing in the water near the shore.

I took a 360 degree movie scan from Yee Tock Chee Park showing the beautiful San Francisco Bay, many
tourists at this park and the Sausalito downtown water front area at the following YouTube website:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=m12LuzPCTgg&feature=youtu.be
Zoom in on San Francisco downtown as viewed from Sausalito Ferry Terminal in Sausalito downtown. Many
sailboats are on the Bay.
A broader and beautiful view of San Francisco Bay as viewed from Vista Point.

I took a movie scan of the panoramic view, many tourists and the large parking lot at Vista Point at the
following YouTube website:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyeF7wP2YHA&feature=youtu.be
A broader view of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and San Francisco as viewed
from Vista Point.
A broader view of eastern section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Treasure
Island as viewed from Vista Point.
A different kind of ferry boat coming into Sausalito Ferry Terminal.
A ferry boat just left Sausalito Ferry Terminal going to Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 41 / Pier 39) in San
Francisco.
People getting on the ferry boat at Sausalito Ferry Terminal.
Zoom in on eastern section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as viewed from Sausalito Ferry Terminal.

I took a 360 degree movie scan including the Ferry Terminal, water front and public Parking Lot #1 in
Sausalito downtown area in the following YouTube website at:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxvpZdDOnzk&feature=youtu.be
The iconic view of beautiful Golden Gate Bridge partially hiding in heavy fog as viewed from Vista Point on
the following day on May 8, 2018. It's part of the magic and beauty of San Francisco and Golden Gate
Bridge.

When we came yesterday on May 7, 2018, it was a cloudy day, but no fog. On the following day of May 8,
2018, it was a sunny day with blue sky in east side of the San Francisco Bay. So, we thought if we come to
Vista Point in Sausalito again, we might get even better pictures because of strong sunshine and blue sky.

Instead, we faced the world famous and romantic fog of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge on May 8,
2018! So, I got the special opportunity of shooting postcard-perfect images of the Golden Gate Bridge
hidden in the mist.

The inlet (Golden Gate Strait) for which the Golden Gate Bridge has been named, is the only sea level major
opening along the western California coastal mountains for almost 1000 miles. Fog forms when the cold
ocean currents cool the moist air above the water. The water vapor, as it cools, turns into tiny water droplets
and the fog rushes through the only major doorway (Golden Gate Strait) of the California coast into the San
Francisco Bay.
When we were driving on Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco side to Vista Point on Sausalito side, the
fog engulfs the upper parts of Golden Gate Bridge.
The famed San Francisco Fog - The entire San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and San Francisco-Oakland
Bridge were all hiding behind the band of heavy fog and were totally invisible from the Vista Point in
Sausalito.

But the lower right corner of this picture seems to have some strange white streaks. So, I crop out that
part of the picture and enlarge it in the next picture for a closer look.
It looks like a school of fish swimming in the water and another predator fish or something else shoot through
the school at high speed leaving a white streak. Such sighting reminds us that there are a lot of fish in San
Francisco Bay.


For example, each year millions of Pacific Herring called by the urge to spawn come into sheltered areas
such as San Francisco Bay to take part in the annual herring spawn. Please enjoy the following YouTube
movies of fisherman catching tons of herring, while many seagulls, pelicans and sea lions gorging on huge
school of herring in San Francisco Bay (especially Richardson Bay) during the annual herring spawn:

https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDk7wh4ml8M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNzUBqRHaf8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfYZs-qgSAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jOt2PCnfU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQxiW31WN4
By pointing my camera to the direction of Berkeley and Angel Island, we could see the heavy fog rolling
through Golden Gate Strait was confined in a band on the right side of this picture. Other areas outside of
this band of fog still had good visibility.
San Francisco water front and piers as viewed from San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when we were
driving on this bridge on May 8, 2018 going from Oakland to San Francisco to Golden Gate Bridge, then to
Vista Point in Sausalito.

Notice that the band of heavy fog rolling in from Golden Gate Strait was behind San Francisco such that San
Francisco was clearly visible from San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, confirming the limited "band width" of
the heavy fog rolling in through Golden Gate Strait.
Direction to go from Golden Gate Bridge to Vista Point in Sausalito: When we drive on Golden Gate Bridge
from San Francisco end to Sausalito end, we should drive on the right lane (i.e. Curb Lane) as indicated by
this road sign when we get closer to the Sausalito end of the bridge.
Shortly after the previous road sign, this road sign shows up to tell the driver to turn right into the Vista Point
at the northern end of Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito.

In other words, Vista Point is the first exit on the right side after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge if you are
traveling north.
The large parking lot in the Vista Point for many visitors to experience those unforgettable views!!.
Tour buses take many tourists to the Vista Point in Sausalito to enjoy the most amazing views of the Golden
Gate Bridge, San Francisco and the Bay Bridge. This is a great and romantic place to admire the beauty of
San Francisco Bay. Beautiful views, crisp and clean air.
The band of heavy fog rolling from Golden Gate Strait into the San Francisco Bay. Fog is a natural air
conditioner providing cool relief during hot days, and it makes San Francisco one of the most comfortable cities
in the world to live in. It also makes the city very romantic.
When we were driving on the eastern section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 8, 2018.
When we were driving on the western section of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 8, 2018.
After we left the fog at Vista Point in Sausalito and was driving north on Highway 101 on May 8, 2018, we
saw some boats on the Bay of blue water outside of the fog.


More spectacular views of San Francisco Bay are on my web page at:

https://
www.shltrip.com/San_Francisco_Bay_Spectacular_Views.html


Panoramic views of San Francisco Bay are on my web page at:

https://
www.shltrip.com/Pano_San_Francisco_Bay_Area.html
The famous fog of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

In the summer, it's hot in inland California, east of the Pacific.  This heat creates low pressure over Northern
California's Central Valley. As the hot inland air rises, the heavier cool ocean air off the Pacific rushes in to
replace it. This flow of air from the high- to the low-pressure zone pulls the fog through the Golden Gate Strait  
and into San Francisco Bay.
It's a picturesque show of the glory of nature. Fog is like moving art. San Francisco Bay is beautiful and the
fog on the Bay is the icing on the cake.