Leaving Pier24 around noon, Nifty ran into the lunch fitness crowd in front of the building.
He thought Fire Boat #3 next door was cool.
On the way home he stopped in Kenwood for lunch at Cafe Citti for a great Italian sandwich and then up to the St. Francis Vineyards & Winery to do a little wine tasting.
The bell in the tower was made in Italy by the Marinelli Foundry, the oldest foundry in Italy and producers of bells for the Vatican since 1200 A.D.
St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of animals and ecology, and founder of the Franciscan Order that established numerous missions and vineyards throughout California.
Hard to beat a setting like this.
Oh! Nifty recommends the 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and the 2014 Cab from the St. Francis Lagomarsino Vineyard. If you can find the 2013 Lagomarsino - it's even better!