I was able to spend some time in the tourist area of San Francisco – Pier 39 at Fishermans Warf etc. This was an interesting day – first time that I have had the chance to see this part of San Francisco. We walked in and around Pier 39 and visited the Aquarium.
We then discovered that there is a World War II American Submarine called the USS Pampanito which we could board and view which we did – this really very interesting – click here for more information about the sub and the Maritime Museum in general. To see how the sailors had to live and work in very confined conditions was really interesting. We then went on to board a Liberty Ship which is actually still operational and does occasional cruses etc. It has a steam powered Tripple Expansion engine which we were able to see a close range – absolutely amazing to see this feat of engineering and appreciate its scale etc…
You can read more about the Liberty ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien – click here
I did take a few photos as you might expect which can be viewed by clicking here
This was a very enjoyable day in the company of my friend and colleague Jochen.