I had the great pleasure over the holiday weekend of having a front row seat for the parade of ships celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. We were out on the bay for about 3 hours - welcoming the USS Nimitz as it sailed under the bridge around 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
Enjoy . . .
Heading out towards the Golden Gate Bridge . . .
. . . and what a sight it was. The gray morning was just beginning to yield way to a gloriously bright afternoon . . . but, the bridge looks amazing in any weather!
The USS Nimitz . . . and her full compliment of crew standing on deck to greet us . . . just entering the San Francisco Bay.
My great friend Stacy was able to join us for our little jaunt . . .
Heading back into the harbor - after a great afternoon . . .
So after our adventures on the water . . . and a late lunch (and, frankly, a quick nap!), we headed out again. But, this time by land. Hiking up into the woods in the Presidio to see the celebratory fireworks Sunday evening for the bridge's 75th birthday.
You can just make out the shape of the south tower (just to the left of the fireworks)
The spectacle included flood lights . . . as well as fireworks launched from a barge moving through the bay.
All in all . . . an amazing day. Fire and water. Sun and moon. And good friends completing a great day.
(all photography, Scot Meacham Wood for Tartanscot)