Sunday, January 24, 2010

E. Strawberry Drive - Harbor Cove - Jan. 23, 2010

Walking Distance: 4.2 miles (estimate)
Walking Time: 1 hr., 8 min. (10:55 a.m. - 12:03 p.m.)
Start & End Point: E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley/Strawberry, CA

Today I covered much more ground than I usually do, in part due to the rain. This was only the second day I've walked in the rain. However, due to it being an "El Nino" year, I have a feeling there will be more days where I'm juggling an umbrella, a camera, a notebook, and other items, while out on the Bay Trail. Ah well, it certainly will be a nice green spring, from the looks of it.

And, gray, rainy weather creates its own interesting sights and ambience, such as dramatic skylines of San Francisco across the Bay. And if you enjoy watching wildlife along the Bay, ducks and other birds also seem
to do just fine in this weather.

Wildlife Sightings:
36 ducks; 3 coots; 2 turkey vultures; 22 sea gulls; 1 brown pelican; 5 little brown jobs (LBJs); 1 Western grebe; 30 unidentified brownish shorebirds; 2 crows; 2 American avocets; 2 Canadian geese; 2 snowy egrets

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