Finally found the right time to ride a bike route that I have had mapped out in my head for some time now. This ride almost didn’t happen because of all the funky weather patterns which have been occurring in San Diego; but by some miracle, the rain clouds cleared out and offered a great opportunity for this adventure to happen. The bike route would take me and my close friend through the neighborhoods of the south county, up the infamous Silver Strand Bikeway to Coronado, and into downtown and Barrio Logan.
Shortly after we began our trek, we found some great opportunities to stop and take pictures. It gave me a different perspective of the area, since these places were not accessible by vehicle, or would be time-consuming to reach by foot.
It wasn’t long before we found this wall which had been tagged with graffiti along its entire length. Amazed with how much work had been spray painted onto its surface, we took another break and took a couple of pictures.
As the bike path began to loop around the bay, we found ourselves at the southern point of The Silver Strand. Despite the route being completely flat and a light breeze coming from the west, my friend and I still found some difficulty reaching the heart of Coronado. We had not anticipated the distance to be so far and needed to catch yet another break after the tumultuous stretch.
But alas, we finally reached the pier where we would catch a ferry to the other side of the bay.
This would be me and my friends first experience with the ferry, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect. To our delight, the ferry was bicycle friendly and had bike racks on the lower deck. Being that it was Saturday, there were many ships out in the water as well. We passed by a large sail boat at full-mast, as well as the aircraft carrier which was equally impressive to see.