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.