Richard then took us on a tour, first to Lombard street, Richard drove down but we got out at the top and walked down to where Richard was waiting for us. The reason why this road winds back and forth is that it was originally a droving track and because the hill is so steep in this area, the drovers trail needed to wind back and forth so the animals could get to the top.
Richard had some marking and prep for his classes so he headed off and we headed into the Ferry terminal building, this was one of the buildings not destroyed in the Earthquakes of either 1906 or 1989, I remember visiting it back in 1975 and it was then used mainly as a ferry terminal building, now it is a foodies paradise, there are some wonderful eateries, food suppliers, bars and restaurants. It was unfortunately lunch time and a Sunday so the place was chocker block, I had wanted to get some seafood (I did manage a couple of oysters) but the queue for the seats was just too long.
But we did find a smashing little stall called Boccalone (motto “Tasty salted pig parts”), which made their own salumi (American Salami), coppa, sausages, etc, etc, but they also had pulled pork, we decided on a pulled pork roll, well as you know everything is big in America. We didn’t need to eat again until the evening that was for sure.