Monday, January 18, 2010

Mill Valley, Strawberry Cove Park - Jan. 16, 2010

Walking Distance: 5 miles
Walking Time: 2 hrs., 17 min. (2:28 - 4:45 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Public shore parking spot, at the end of  
Shelter Bay Drive, near Sunrise Pointe development, Mill Valley, CA

Mount Tamalpais was fogged over; so we were deprived of a great
mountain view. However, I was happy we weren't rained on during
our walk. It was a good day for mushrooms and ducks, and new 
green grass sprouting up after recent rains.

Thank you to Alec for joining me on today's walk, especially given that he had just finished a 50-mile bicycle ride up to Sausalito to join me. (We were going to tour the Bay Model, but it was closed. I'll make it there one day.) 

We walked up Shelter Bay, down Hamilton, over the 101 freeway overpass, down Seminary, and didn't quite make it to Strawberry Point. We got as far as the end of the smaller point before that, NW of Brickyard Park. On the way back we stopped at a local McDonald's near the trail for some water and a snack.

Wildlife Sightings:
14 little brown jobs (LBJs); 6 Canada geese; 24 sea gulls; 23 ducks; 2 great egrets; 18 pigeons (all on McDonalds roof); 2 crows; 15 unidentified brownish shorebirds; 3 coots; 1 Western grebe; 1 snowy egret; and 2 balls.

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