Day 14; San Francisco, Haight Ashbury and the Fishermans Wharf

Haight Ashbury is more than a name. Haight  Ashbury is one of those neighborhoods that  defines a whole culture.  Even though more than 40 years years have passed since the “Summer of Love“ the name Haight-Ashbury still has a ring to it. The whole district became known for psychaelic drugs, pot, music, beaniks and hippies, […]

Day 15;Over The Golden Gate to Sausalito and Muir Woods

This is our last day in San Francisco and USA for now. Tomorrow we’re heading back home to Norway. So, today we’re doin’ the last few “must-sees” in the Bay Area. Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and the Muir Woods. Sausalito is a small and charming town, more or less a residential area close to San […]

The Escape from Alcatraz

50 years on – the hunt for the three escapees continues. Half a century after the illustrious escape, US Marshall Michael Dyke is still trying to catch up. On June 11th 1962 the three men, Clarence Anglin, John William Anglin and Frank Lee Morris escaped from Alcatraz Prison. The prison was considered inescapable due to […]

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is located 2.4 km offshore from San Francisco.   Often referred to as “The Rock“, the small island was originally used for a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison (1868), and then as a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. Then, in the beginning of November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months […]