Yesterday we headed out to the Golden Gate Bridge at Battery Spenser—probably the most common area from which people view the bridge in the headlands. We went early in the morning so as to avoid the crowds and to be able to find a place to park.
The weather was cold and windy, well… rather typical.
However, despite looking quiet and sleepy, the morning was bustling with activity: a half marathon was afoot. Runners started at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory in San Francisco, ran up to the bridge, across the bridge, down under the bridge to the other side, back up to the bridge (a serious hill), back across on the opposite side the bridge , and back to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Live rock music was blasting on our side of the bridge to keep the runners pumped. I’m a bad guess of numbers, but I suspect there were maybe thousands of people running on the bridge? A lot, at the very least!
I shot this pano. If you zoom in on the bridge you can see the runners on both sides. San Francisco is a very active, outdoors community of people.