Today I spent the morning still in San Francisco, this time by car again. I drove to the Golden Gate Park, where I visited the California Academy of Sciences (with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and as a special attraction an artificial walk-through rainforest) and the de Young Museum (exhibitions of various kinds of art from different cultures and periods). After that I walked around a bit through the park itself, which is the biggest and most popular in San Francisco. At midday I left San Francisco following Highway 1 towards south – in this area, the highway often is a two-lane freeway, but still follows the coastline more or less, so you have nice views from time to time. Unfortunately, the coast became quite foggy again in the afternoon. I stopped by Santa Cruz where I had a look at the boardwalk fairground, the beach and the cliffs. I then drove on to Monterey and followed the nearby 17-mile drive, a scenic drive around Pebble Beach. Here the scenery was affected by the fog, but at some points this even made it more interesting, and the fog is part of this area. Just before it got dark I went back to Monterey to have a look at the custom house, the oldest governmental building in California, the Fisherman’s Wharf and the marina.

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