The day’s walk was comfortable enough. No real pains or discomforts to be concerned about. My feet are feeling close to blistering and my shoulders are a bit raw around the collarbones.
I made it to a flee bag hotel in Oakland – there’s not many to chose from around here. The few that are in this area are very high end.
I’m feeling a little uneasy about the miles of neighborhood I must now get past. Everything is segmented into square blocks and that will add a lot of mileage if I’m not careful. I’m looking for a more direct route to Sacramento. It’s not only coyotes who are displeased about the encroachment of civilization.
Uber is without a doubt amazing. And its website should be given credit for making it so.
But the two times I used it, here in the city of its origin, which I might add did add a sense of nostalgia to it, did both times raise levels of frustration.
But the price and the kindness of the first driver, I ended up taking the bus the second time, made up for all its short comings – including when the bus let me off several miles further than I wanted to go….which is no trite matter when you’ve got fifty pounds on your back.
So, I started at Land’s End – a welcome unintended change in my plan, actually. I happily meandered along the shaded trails established above a precipitous coastline which eventually turns into the southern embankment of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I shared the path with dog walkers and joggers enjoying the delightful morning. One of the above dog walkers was Valery, who I asked directions to my departure’s original location, The Legion Of Honor Museum.
Now, whether it’s by design or by chance – I’ll never know – but while I’m taking pictures on the front steps of the museum I see Valery again, and she invites me to join her to see the exhibit as a member’s guest. What a treat! An extensive collection of Pierre Bonnard and Raphael’s, Girl With Unicorn are on display. Thank you, Valery –– I go, inspired!