Monday, December 13, 2010

Mare Island Way, Vallejo - Oct. 7, 2010

Walking Distance: 2.4 miles
Walking Time: 1 hr., 7 min. (5:13 - 7:20 p.m.); 1 hour was dinner stop
Start and Stop Point: Public parking lot where people were fishing

Today, I got out of my car and walked south. I eventually passed a make-shift memorial for a young man who had died, complete with candles, balloons, cards, and other items. These roadside memorials are a sad bit of life, that go largely unnoticed when you are inside a car. However, when walking, you have a chance to glimpse a picture, parts of a story, and it's difficult to ignore these small shrines. So, best wishes to Isaac's family, wherever you may be.

Shortly after this point, I turned around near the intersection of Curtola Parkway and Sonoma Boulevard/Highway 29, and walked north, past my car, and the Vallejo Ferry. There were views of Mare Island from the trail, which ran along the Bay. I walked as far north as the Vallejo Boat Works. Along the way, I stopped and had dinner at Zio Freddos restaurant on the water.

77 pigeons
33 sea gulls
2 turkey vultures
14 ducks
1 cormorant
2 black crowned night herons

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