Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Skywatching while walking.


Sunita said her friend wanted to meet us - hubs and I. She had been talking about us over the years and it's time we meet. So she set up a lunch date at her house and she was cooking. I like her home-made Indian food better than any restaurants I've eaten.

After lunch, we decided to go out for a walk. We were all one in choosing Point Pinole Regional Shoreline because not only is it huge (2135 acre), it is also so close to where we all live.

It was a February day, a holiday, but surprisingly the park was almost empty. It must have been the cool weather. Anyway, we took our walk after heavy Indian meal and I took pictures.

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Entry at the bridge above the railroad track.

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So alive.

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Headed towards the marshland.

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Easy path.

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Sunita and me.

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The eucalyptus trees are plentiful here. They were initially planted as a buffer against explosions. This place used to be the site for manufacturing gunpowder and dynamite.

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Hubby found a walking buddy.

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I really enjoy this view any time of the day, any season of the year.

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I love old eucalyptus trees.

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We went to the marshland today.

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Can you tell it was breezy and cold?

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Pebbles and shells.

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Skywatching.

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Mt. Tamalpais in the background.

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Reaching out to the skies.

I have walked here many times for years, but I never have stopped and bird watch. I hear they have a good list of birds that either call this park home or frequent visitors.

SKYWATCH

28 comments:

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  2. Oh i thought at first that you went to Sunita's place because i remember you went to India, then when i read thoroughly it was Sunita's friend who met you. So this is California not India, hehe, i was surprised looking at you all very cold, thought in India! I wish i can go to India too and see this time Sunita, she has a lovely garden too, and for sure also cooks very well.

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  3. Lovely views and great skies in the bottom shots!

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  4. I like old eucalyptus trees, too, and I especially like beach-combing on cold, wintry days! I would have been right there with you.

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  5. Great shots from your walk. Fascinating post.

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  6. Beautiful skies and trees and what a wonderful place to walk!! Beautiful views!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Happy SWF!

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  7. A lovely sky in Your photos!

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  8. WHat a terrific place to walk, lovely skies.

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  9. Wow, it is beautiful here and nice job in taking so many pictures showing it off since I don't usually make it out to that part of the bay area.

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  10. That is a beautiful place, nice shots. I'd also enjoy walking there, and the lack of crowds on a cool day would be my preference.

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  11. Wonderful shots of great variety.

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  12. What a great walk you took us on. Very interesting also, that it is so cool where you are. Plus I was fascinated by the trees planted as a buffer against explosions.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. A superb walk with wonderful skies.

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  14. What a pleasant walk, Maria! Wonderful skies, thanks for sharing.

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  15. What beautiful shots from your walk. I do like those moody clouds!

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  16. good pictures full of life moments

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  17. the view, the place is beautiful! :)

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  18. Railway tracks, skies, clouds, see, grass, pebbles, and they all are worth a thousand word! Beautiful set of pictures.

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  19. so i've never seen an actual eucalyptus tree before,
    i think they all look the same.
    ha! you can fairly judge that i'm not a nature person. ^0^
    but that is a very nice tree,
    very old indeed like a setting from some movie.

    thank you for taking a pause and showing us a bit and off side of California. they're as always scenic.

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  20. A fine account with words and pictures of this area. I liked the trees that look so good and the interesting trail. Well done.

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  21. such a beautiful place to take a stroll.

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  22. Indian meals are always heavy!
    Great pics from your walk.

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  23. Enjoyed taking the cyber walk down the path with you to see the trees, the sky, what you saw. I'm sorry I missed the Indian food.
    JM Illinois

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  24. Never thought those eucalyptus trees can serve as buffer against explosions. It's definitely better and much more peaceful without dynamites and gunpowder in its midst.

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  25. Very dramatic skies! I haven't been to this park yet; I'll have to put it on my list! By the way, the arts and crafts village Tlaquepaque is right in Sedona! Keep that in mind in case you go there again.

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  26. Finally back to the States. I always thought California to be sunny around this time of year, but your pictures say otherwise.

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