Life, work, dental appointments....all have a way of disrupting blogging intentions. ;0)
We had such a good trip, enjoyed our time together so much, and saw so many interesting sights...I really hated to leave.
But we still had things to do and places to see so we started our morning as all others - up bright and early, breakfast downstairs, a recap of the day's agenda, and a brisk morning walk down to Fisherman's Wharf.
I loved the brisk, cool, salt-tinged air!
We almost missed the boat! ;0)
The recurrent theme was that NO ONE had ever escaped from Alcatraz alive.
However, when listening to the story of the three inmates who escaped by digging out with spoons and leaving papier mache' heads on their cots as decoys, I noticed a sign posted in one of the cells. It states that items contained within were used as props in the "Most Wanted" television series and that the "three men were still considered to be fugitives".
It's hard to believe anyone could survive that choppy, freezing cold water and swim over a mile to land.
But who knows for sure?
It was a very intriguing place to visit and strangely beautiful. I found myself needing to take deep cleansing breaths as we pulled away, back to "freedom".
(Being confined is a huge phobia of mine.) ;0)
We headed to the Wharf and selected a vendor and ordered a yummy Dunganess crab.
He promptly dropped in a huge vat of boiling water
(for about 45 seconds max!),
then he swiftly cracked the crab so I could pick the sweet flesh out more easily.
Oh, I could barely wait to dig in!
Next time, we have decided he should just get a big bowl
of soup with bread on the side.
There is not enough chowder in the bowl....but it sure is tasty!
We found a little patio with public seating and ate our lunch there.
We had eaten there before and knew to expect visitors.
And yes, I always save a crumb for those pesky gulls and pigeons!
We decided to take our Boudin Bakery tour but they were having a private event so we settled on some pictures and I bought a French loaf of sour dough bread for the trip home.