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A whole different ferry ride.

Last week’s daylight savings maneuver wasn’t so enjoyable with a two year old who doesn’t know the difference between 5:00AM and 6:00AM, but the one benefit was that it turned my daily ferry ride home into something magical.

It happened at just the right time to see some spectacular sunsets over San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.

I couldn’t help but pull out my iPhone and start snapping away. Mother Nature was reeeeeallly showing off. Perfect weather too.

I didn’t understand how people could sit inside the ferry and read books or talk on the phone when this magnificent thing was happening outside.

I kept pinching myself, so excited to be able to stop and do nothing for twenty minutes except stare at this wonderful and fleeting moment. Just breathing and taking it all in.

These ferry ride sunsets have been such an unexpected treat and a great way to unwind from the stresses of work. I know! Much better than the 45 minutes of traffic I experienced this morning traveling over the Bay Bridge!

By the end of the week, I noticed that my evening ferry commutes were already getting darker earlier.  But I will always have that one special week when everything was perfectly timed.

Are you taking advantage of these early sunsets right now?

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  1. Alice says

    I really need to live in San Fran for a part of my life. It looks like such an amazing place. I want more posts on San Fran since I’m not going to be able to visit for a good long while.

    • Dottie says

      It is a crazy, magical place! I bet you’d love it here! Let us know when you do make your way out here and we’ll party it UP!

  2. Jody says

    I’ve always thought the best part of DST ending was the full moon rising over the Bay Bridge at 5 PM in December! Love, love, love!

    • Dottie says

      I know! I couldn’t believe how big the moon was last week. Wonderful full moon! The pix really don’t do it justice!

  3. Melinda says

    Yeah, all these people complaining about DST don’t have to get up with a kid who cries because , she doesn’t “want to get up in The Night”. Sunrises at breakfast are just the icing on that cake for me.

    • Dottie says

      That is the beauty of DST. Except the Peach’s little internal clock is evil and woke us up at 5:00AM for a few days. Thank heavens THAT is over!

  4. Karen says

    Beautiful, isn’t it? I love the ferry. I wish I could take a ferry from my place.

    • Dottie says

      I just thought of you being on the ferry from your house instead of the 31X. I’d miss the tweets! And hilarious hashtags!

  5. jodi says

    My husband said the same thing…that one week was perfect for watching the sunset on the ferry ride home and since then, it’s been getting darker earlier. Your photos are beautiful!

  6. Tiffanie says

    I worked in Sausalito as an architect for over seven years and frequently took the ferry home to San Francisco. My favorite was evenings like this, but add a cocktail and a fun destination like First Thursdays. So convenient and beautiful.

    • Dottie says

      FIE! I totally should have been drinking! But I couldn’t hold the camera and sip my drink at the same time!

      Tomorrow I’ll do that going home!

  7. Alix says

    BEAUTIFUL. what a treat that you get this lovely ride! is it cold??

  8. Dottie says

    It is surprisingly not cold since they have heaters overhead on the bottom deck. The top deck is just crazy with the wind. Oh and the fumes from the gas sometimes depending on the wind. Sigh! But better pix to say the least…



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