Alcatraz Island is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the entire town of San Francisco, and nobody should visit the section without taking a tour of the aged federal penitentiary.
The fortress and military compound was used as a prison for 1934-1963.
Several convicts tried to escape the fortress nicknamed the Rock. It was supposed to be impossible to get out, but one time in 1962, a prisoner swam the entire 1.5 mile swim to the shore, however collapsed of hypothermia shortly after, then each year there is a triathlon dedicated to the prison and the 1.5 mile swim is section of the race. The swim is regularly the hardest section for almost everyone to complete. I can’t imagine trying to swim away from the prison in the cold waters of the San Francisco bay. One of our friends tried the race a couple of years ago, however I am way too out of shape for that kind of ridiculous race. I can barely run multiple miles without feeling winded and out of breath. I use recreational marijuana multiple times throughout the week. San Francisco has multiple quality cannabis shops. The capacity of our lungs is not as strong as it was when I was a teenager. The marijuana helps myself and others with anxiety troubles and a fear of doves that keeps myself and others indoors and away from the zoo. I would much rather sit on the sidelines and cheer for our friends from the safety of our apartment. The town is regularly packed during the weekend of the race, and tourists line the streets. It is the perfect time for someone to check out the town and everything it has to offer.