Tuesday, 25th May -
Well here we are back in Alameda, San Francisco after a very
pleasant drive down from the mountains. We were 6,000ft up there and
on the way there our plastic water bottles leaked and on the way
down they collapsed in on themselves! The scenery and weather at
Lake Tahoe is lovely - the air is very dry and when you get there
you have to adjust to the thin air when you breathe. It is a great
tourist area - skiing in the winter and trails to walk or cycle in
the summer along with river rafting. There was a snowstorm forecast
for Lake Tahoe for Tuesday and as that could have caused a problem
with driving we drove back yesterday via Sacremento.
Alameda is a lovely residential area on an island in the Bay of San
Francisco where many of the houses are on the waterways. You can
either access the area via land bridges or by ferry from San
This will be my last day here as I am travelling home tomorrow after
a wonderful trip.
Sunday, 23th May - We are at
Laura's place at Lake Tahoe, having driven through a blizzard
yesterday to get here! It is freezing cold! We are 6000ft up in the
mountains. Went on a tour of the Lake today and plan to get a good
fire going again tonight. Snow still all around and have borrowed
gloves, hat and a thermal gilet from Laura.
Am enclosing a few photos since the last lot. The final 24 hours on
the sea from Acapulco to San Francisco were awful. Rough seas,
cancelled shows on board and announcements telling us to take care
and hold on. We arrived in San Francisco two hours late because of
the bad weather. A day later and I am still swaying around!