From the Marin Headlands, you get a great view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
So we figured - Hey, why not walk across the bridge!
It's a little confusing getting to the right parking lot. We parked at a lot on the west side, then walked under the bridge to this lot, which you can only enter coming north off the bridge. This is the only side you can walk on.
We reached the first tower and stopped to rest and take pictures. Don't worry, I'm not off the edge of the bridge - there is a kind of balcony at each tower.
But if I had the urge to jump, there is help available.
This looks like an old lighthouse, but I really don't know what it is...
It's neat to see the cables that are part of the suspension bridge.
We got a great view of San Francisco. You can see why it is so hilly.
And a pretty good view of Alcatraz, once considered an unescapable prison.
We also saw a tugboat towing a ship into the harbor.
We got about three-quarters of the way to the second tower and decided to turn around. With the sun behind us, the photos are better from here on.
In the middle of the bridge, you get a close-up look at the main part of the suspension.
It's interesting to see the mechanics of the whole thing.
It was a great walk! They're thinking about charging people for walking across, so hurry on over if you want to do it for free!