Walking Time: 2 hrs., 25 min. (1:47 - 4:12 p.m.) Includes 1 hr. stop at The Nantucket
Start and End Point: Wanda St. and Third Ave., Crockett, CA
Crockett is an interesting walk back in time. The CandH Sugar plant is still the biggest landmark, but there are many old wooden, historic buildings and houses in the town. While not visible/obvious on the Bay Trail map the town has been bisected in the waterfront area by the Alfred Zampa Memorial bridge.
I started today's walk in downtown Crockett and walked East to the small Crockett Historic Museum near Rolph Ave. Unfortunately the museum was closed today -- I'll have to come back on a Wednesday or a Saturday when it's open.
From the museum I turned around and walked West, along the railroad tracks to the Nantucket Restaurant (which is located on the Bay side of the train tracks, in an industrial area by the water, and is also accessible by boat).
After a pleasant stop for lunch at the Nantucket, I walked first past a small environmental education center (CREEC) that was closed in the winter, up Wanda, up the hill, under Highway 80, past the Dead Fish Restaurant (located near where Pomona turns into San Pablo Ave.), to a Vista Point pull-out area (approximately a half mile from the Dead Fish).
After snapping a few photos from the Vista Point overlook, I walked back (East) along San Pablo Ave. (hugging the guardrail to remove myself from the flow of traffic as much as possible).
I walked back on a slightly different path -- a combined pedestrian and bike path (that dead-ended into a parking lot that I hadn't seen before. The parking lot was at the end of Ceres, near Ceres and Port. Walking under the freeway (Highway 80), with several concrete arches/overpasses above you can be a little confusing.
19 little brown jobs (LBJs); 2 cats (1 domestic, 1 stray/feral); 4 turkey vultures; 1 crow; 1 sea gull; 3 pigeons.