Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Year's Worth of Dawns

It has been just about a year now since our son, Andrew, created this blog for me as a 60th birthday present, and it has been a lot of fun learning how to use it (still an ongoing process!). Andrew, thanks again!

Whenever I can, I commute from our home in Sausalito to my office in San Francisco by ferry, which has to be one of the most enjoyable commutes in the world. It is about a mile from our house to the ferry dock in downtown Sausalito -- an easy downhill stroll in the morning; a bit more of a workout in the evening. Then, after traveling past Angel Island and Alcatraz en route, on the San Francisco side it is only about 4 blocks from the Ferry Building to our office.

Since I try to take the early ferry, I almost always get to enjoy the sun rising over the Bay and no two sunrises are the same. I have included above and below some shots I have taken over the course of the past year which provide a sample of the variety I have been fortunate to enjoy. I have to say that the last photo below -- taken at 6:54AM on September 10, is my personal favorite since I took it just a minute after I learned that Catherine Childs ("Cece") Moyle, our first grandchild, had been born in New York City.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures. Happy holidays, and for my friends from Japan, rainen mo yoroshiku!


Andrew said...

You're welcome! :-) Love, Andrew

Simona said...

Definitely a wonderful commute. I am sure it is not a characteristic that gets associated with living in the Bay Area. I am also sure that after seeing this nice set of photos, many people would be happy to trade place with you. Happy Holidays!

cassie said...

Happy Birthday Gastronomichael & Mike! Thanks for a year of wonderful posts and experiences, I look forward to many more...Much love, Cass