Monday, September 03, 2007

The bay that makes it SF Bay Area

Checked out Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in Fremont this weekend.
This is the view from the visitors center, atop a little hill that overlooks the bay.

Here is one of the many sloughs that make up the wetlands around the bay. There are more in the background.

The Dumbarton Bridge is the south most bridge that crosses the bay and connects Palo Alto to Fremont.

The Dumbarton Pier. I was surprised to learn that there's a fishing pier here.

Lots and lots of powerlines.

and more powerlines. I was hoping to photograph some birds, but they alluded me. So I was stuck shooting powerlines.

That bridge in the background is the old drawbridge. There's a trail that leads to it but I wasn't about to venture out there thanks to this warning:
I've seen a mountain lion in the wild. I was in a car. I don't ever want to see one where I'm not enclosed behind some kind of barrier. That is one intimidating looking cat.

Here's a lei that washed ashore, probably from a ceremony in the bay. I left it there.
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7 comments:

Ginnie said...

Your photos really are magnificent, Mad! This is such a wonderfully travelogue of that one place on earth. You write about it so well!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

So very beautiful.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Mad,
great shots of the bay area, that lei is great.I didn't relize there were that many power lines, but it has been yrs and yrs since i have been there.

LC said...

Great shots of the Bay area, I have never been there but it looks very interesting,I like the bridge shots. We do have mountain lions here you don't see them very often they are very elusive cats.

Luke said...

beautiful area, the Dumbarton bridge is huge, I don't know how long I've been on your friends list, but thank you very much!

Ex-Shammickite said...

A nice post Ms. Mad! A wildlife refuge but no wildlife in your pics.... they must have been all hiding, it is a REFUGE after all! Funny about the tree cutter downers operating on both sides of the continent, are you going to post your pics?
One day I'll visit SF area.... my Space Cadet's sis lives just south of LA, so one day we'll visit her and then drive that west coast road.

paris parfait said...

Wonderful photos - thank you so much for posting them. xo