Crossing the BridgeJune 11, 2020
For Memorial Day weekend, we went on a hike that made it up for months of being locked down in our apartment. Hannah and I walked all the way from our apartment in the Mission to Kirby Cove and back, picking up our friend Nikhil a few miles in, near the Haight. Without thinking too much about it, we ended up doing a 21 mile day.
My feet hated me for it.
There’s only a bit of orange in this photo.
Yes, you’ve seen it a thousand times. It’s not even a good photo, but it is pretty.
We didn’t even think about the fact that it was Memorial Day and that there’d be stuff going on at the San Francisco National Cemetery near the bridge. There were a lot of flags, but very few people.
It’s so unusual to see the city this clearly.
It never gets old.
I guess I’m going to have to get used to seeing her like this from now on.
The vista point was closed to traffic, so the place was completely deserted. We sat down across from this guy to have lunch facing the city.
I had never been to Kirby Cove. We could see the beach from the top of the trail.
Nikhil was nice and shared some of his beer with us. It felt great after the first 10 miles.
Sitting there, seeing the monstrous barges go by towards the city, for a moment I felt an unusually strong sense of scale.
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