The (fun) gripman at the grip
How fun your cable car journey in San Francisco is, depends largely on the gripman. The gripman is one who operates the grip that clasps on to the cable. He releases the grip when the car needs to slow down and brakes when the car needs to come to a stop. The gripman also doubles up as a tour guide. He slows down or even brakes at locations which are ideal for photography. You can have a blast if your gripman is fun, but a grumpy gripman will sour your mood.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014