The purpose of visiting the park was for John to get a private tour of Battery Townsley at Fort Cronkhite, built in 1937 as a coastal defense fort to protect San Francisco and the Bay during WW II.
|John with Guide, John Martini|
|View of Battery Townsley from Below|
When we were here visiting the different forts in 2009 the battery was closed for public access. The hike up to the battery was a mile up hill. Destiny and I made it halfway. Guess John's new heart plumbing helped him make it to the top. Notice peak in picture as the location of battery.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area covers over 8,000 acres and is the most visited NP in the system. Ocean Beach which is the parking area for the fort features a very nice beach. There are many hiking, biking and visitor attractions. We then drove up to the vista point for view of the bridge and SF. The park is located on the northside of the Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito.
|View of Bay from Fort|
|View on Hike|
|Never Miss a Deer Photo|
|Bridge and SF|
On the way home we stopped at The Aurora Cafe for lunch in Sausalito.
|Lunch at Aurora Cafe|
Tomorrow we leave for Vandenberg AFB near Lompoc,CA and 325 miles.