Nothing like spending a day in San Francisco on a warm “winter” day. This is crazy! It was in the low 70’s! We decided to have lunch at Sotto Mare (yes I’m giving them a plug because it’s a cool neighborhood seafood restaurant) and then we walked the stairs of Telegraph Hill.
There are a flock of parrots that have been living in these hills for quite sometime. There was a book written about it and a documentary made as well. You can read about this amazing story in this wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Parrots_of_Telegraph_Hill. We did see the parrots flying around from tree to tree and heard their squawking. That was really fun. However, since I decided to use my 35mm lens mostly to capture the staircase, there was no way to take pictures of them flying so far above our heads.
The stairs are quite steep and if you hike to the top you arrive at Coit Tower which is under construction and closed for a few months. I didn’t go up the whole thing and did it sort of slowly because my replaced knee has been acting up.