Sunday, January 24, 2010

Seminary Drive -> Strawberry Pt., Jan. 22, 2010

Walking Distance: 2.3 miles (estimate)
Walking Time: 1 hr., 9 min. (1:58 - 3:07 p.m.) (estim.)
Start and End Point: Parked on street (near the intersection of
Seminary Dr. and Great Circle - Brickyard Park), Mill Valley, CA

I caught a break in the rain today. I parked near the entrance to Brickyard
Park. And as I walked down the little paved drive to the water and play structure
there, I saw what I thought must be a large bird bronze sculpture.
But, it was two large turkey vultures with their wings fully extended,
facing the sun. I didn't have my good camera with me, but I was able to
take a picture of them from a distance (see image below).

Seeing the vultures, and not getting rained on, were highlights of
today's walk. Lack of rain also made for fewer puddles on the dirt path along Seminary Drive, which was nice (image at right).

Regarding the route that I took, after walking down into the Park,
I walked down Seminary Drive, to the point where I'd ended the last walk. Then, I retraced my steps, passed car, and walked out to the end
Great Circle and Century, which ended in a cul-de-sac.

From this vantage point, I aimed my camera up over the rooftops, and caught a bit of the Bay and views of San Francisco skyline, between the houses.

Wildlife Sightings:
2 Canada geese, 6 turkey vultures, 5 little brown jobs (LBJs), 5 crows, 47 coots, 34 ducks, 3 sea gulls, and 1 ball in the Bay.

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