Today’s post is not about Sweden but instead about where we moved from last year.
This incredible photo was taken from space and shots the San Francisco Bay Area. There are over 7,000,000 people in this photo, which covers an area of maybe 70 miles north and south and maybe 25 miles west to east. That is maybe 1500 square miles. In all of Sweden, which covers 173,000 square miles there are now 9.5 million people. For readers unfamiliar with the Bay Area, San Francisco Bay is the largest natural harbor on earth. A lot of it has been filled in and it is probably only 60% the size it once was. San Francisco lies at the tip of the peninsula and San Jose is at the south end of the bay. North of San Francisco at the very top of the photo is the beginning of California’s famous Wine Country. The Golden Gate Bridge joins San Francisco with Marin County just across the water to the north.
On many days, especially during summer dense fog comes through the Golden Gate and blankets the City. While San Francisco can be cold and fogged in, the Peninsula, where we lived was always sunny because of the mountains that run along the coast and block the fog. Mark Twain is reported to have said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”