Monday, November 18, 2013

Alcatraz - YIKES!

So as mentioned in my previous post we visit San Fran and booked the night tour at Alcatraz. Last time I was in San Fran I missed out as they sell out pretty quickly so if your thinking about going make sure you book in advance, it was so much better than I thought it would be and well worth it.

You can book via the offical Alcatraz website and select from the different types of tours. The night is a little more expensive but its great to be over there when the sun is going down as you really get a feel for what it was like to be a prisoner on the island.

I did not go prepared and froze my arse off hence the humungous leather jacket I am wearing courtesy of The Puffin Man!! We went in the Californian summer so I would recommend taking something warm to San Fran in general as it gets cold towards the end of the day and especially on Alcatraz and the boat trip over - would hate to think how cold it gets in winter!!

It felt like alot of people on the boat over but once you get there they split you up into small groups and give you earphones so you hardly notice anyone else around you as your listening to the narrator - real voices from ex-inmates - through the headphones (best idea ever!)

You can pretty much go almost anywhere on the island apart from the areas they deem as unsafe but they are all blocked off anyway, they have toilets too which is a big plus given the 2 and half hour tour time.

Photos are below Enjoy!


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