Monday, August 16, 2010

Highway 29 - Napa to American Canyon - Aug. 14, 2010

Walking Distance: 2.6 miles
Walking Time: 43 min. (7:18 - 8:01 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Unpaved shoulder, near 5555 Highway 29, American Canyon/Napa, CA

After pausing to speak to a police officer, who pulled over to find out if I needed any assistance, or if my car had broken down, I walked as far South as 5455 Highway 29 (aka Napa Vallejo Hwy.) near a waterfall/pond supplies company. I passed an auto salvage yard and other commercial businesses along the way, and watched a crescent moon rise in the sky.

I walked as far North as La Strada (Italian) restaurant, just north of the intersection of Highway 29 and Tower Rd. I look forward to stopping at La Strada next time for lunch, as a starting point for the final leg of Highway 29 (parallel to N. Kelly Road and part of S. Kelly Road).

On the walk back to the car, the sun was low in the sky, painting the hills a nice rosy color. After the walk, on my way home, I stopped to treat myself to some ice cream at the Country Creamery, in between Safeway and Starbucks at the American Canyon Market Place/shopping center.

Wildlife Sightings:
4 rusty screws; 11 little brown jobs/songbirds; 1 fairly large flock of Canada geese; 8 snowy egrets flying in a group.