The Norcal Nomad

Traveling in Northern California

San Francisco: Traveling 2nd Street from Montgomery Station

Downtown San Francisco is the heart of California; at least it sometimes seems to be. The traffic beats like the heart of any big city and people swiftly cover ground going to and from work, exercise and play. They eat out and they bring food in. There are taxis with motors and taxis with pedals […]

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Floating Homes Formerly Known as Houseboats

There is a certain romance associated with life on a houseboat, now called floating homes. Until the 1970s many of these residences, especially those near Sausalito, were free floating and home to a diversity of people: elegant or artistic, and occasionally dangerous creating a good cross section of humanity. Life changed in the 80’s and […]

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