Sunday, July 8 I started my day by going back in to Sausalito, California which wasn’t very far from where I was staying in San Rafael. When I left town a few days earlier I discovered a whole area facing San Francisco which I didn’t know existed. I also wanted to go to a taco shop which had been highly recommended but which wasn’t open the day after the 4th of July.
The taco shop didn’t open until 11 so I killed some time down by the marina.
These were at the taco shop where I had lunch. They reminded me of a metal car with a surfboard on top that a friend of mine gave me when he learned how much I like to drive.
As I was walking back to my car I passed a very fragrant plant which I found very pleasant. I asked someone who was walking their dog on that street and they told me it is a Star Jasmine.
I then drove to the part of Sausalito I only saw briefly a few days earlier.
And lo a behold, here was another office for Engel & Volkers, the high-end German based realtors I mentioned in an earlier post.
This office is in the original Sausalito Firehouse:
I did a little window shopping….
How about this nice mansion near Seattle:
(Photo credit: zillow.com)
4 bedrooms, 6.25 baths, 15,127 square feet. It can be yours for $20 million. I guess in this bracket making it $ 19,999,995 won’t win anyone over.
Or how about this yacht – the Seven Sins:
(Photo credit: sevensinsyacht.com)
This 171 foot beauty is on the French Riviera. If you don’t want the hassle of ownership you may rent it for a mere $332,915 per week (high season) or the bargain price of $315,392 per week (low season).
Or how about the maYbe:
(Photo credit: engelvoelkers.com/en)
You can own this 193 foot yacht and sail it from the French Riviera to the dock of your choice for a cool $40.825 million.
After getting my head out of the clouds I moved on. I decided to head back out to the coast, taking a slightly different route than I had on Thursday. Before getting off “The 101” onto Route 1 I saw this tour helicopter getting ready to take off with a group of sightseers:
And parked nearby was this seaplane:
I was tempted to go for a ride but am going to wait until later in the trip when I’m back in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Last year I visited with a couple who operate a seaplane operation there but no other passengers showed up while I was there and the pilot would only go up with two or more passengers. They were very nice and I think I’ll save my business for them.
I headed back up towards Point Reyes National Seashore. I wanted to drive the third road there which would take me out to one of the beaches. Before I got there I stopped at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, located at the extreme south end of the property. It was way out towards the end of what became a dirt road. There wasn’t anyone there but there were directions to a path. It didn’t look very heavily traveled, and I was a little leery about heading out alone, so I left. I did manage to get a photo of a bird chirping away at the top of a nearby tree. I have no idea what kind of bird it is.
As I headed back out to the main road I passed what turns out to be a Coast Guard communications facility. There were a number of unusual antennas scattered about the property.