Welcome to the Bay Area, a gorgeous area of mountains, bays, coves, and islands. Nearly every city has a waterfront. The area is blessed with a wide array of natural beauty and resources.
The beginning of this area is in Frankfurtsville, a modern metropolis of over 80,000 population. Even so, the point where the coast line turns a sharp 90 degree lies the most charming part of town, the Old Bavarian Quarter. Its water views are unprecedented in two directions. It is a wonderful place for a jog, walk, or get ice cream from the many quaint shops in the "old town" and sitting by the bay for a nice afternoon. Oh, don't forget the good wine, as the Bay Area is known for its Mediterranean climate and fabulous wine.
A quick teaser. The Bay Area is not just a wine country of course. It is a high-tech center. It has a thriving casino city to be featured here shortly.
Here is sunrise and the light on the old Bavarian quarter. An Inn here costs around $300 a night. But it's worth it. Cruise ships dock at the waterfront ferry terminal. Look, the ship is shiny in the morning glow. It's hard to open your eyes. Welcome to another day. Welcome to the Bay Area.