Sunday, February 26, 2012

Redwood Shores - Jan. 22, '12

Walking Distance: 2.9 miles (estim.)
Walking Time: 1 hr., 25, min. (10:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Public parking lot (park across across Oracle), Redwood Shores, CA

Today I thought I might need an umbrella and a plastic bag for my camera, but it just misted lightly.

From the public parking lot, I walked across the Oracle Bridge, turned left (toward Highway 101), and followed a paved (asphalt) trail along the Belmont slough, under an underpass, up to the Belmont Sports Complex. I passed new Childrens Bridge (crossing over Highway 101), then I lost the path/trail around Concourse and Clipper. I passed the Hyatt (hotel). Eventually I found my way back to the Bay Trail to a long straight path (combination bicycle and pedestrian path).

I turned around at a small park (near the intersection of Port Royal Ave. and Rock Harbor Lane), near Lantern Cove Apt. Homes driveway. I walked back, and this time, instead of getting lost as I had on the way -- I easily found a dirt path from the Belmont slough -- passing on the slough side of the Volkswagen America/SunEdison building. I saw several artichoke plants that had gone to seed on my stroll back to the Belmont Sports Complex. From there I made my way back over the Oracle Bridge to the public parking lot, across the street ( from Oracle headquarters.

88 ducks; 10 snowy egrets, 3 great egrets; 15 Canada geese; 17 little brown jobs (LBJs); 25 coots; 1 black (tree) squirrel; 6 unidentified brownish shorebirds (UBBs); 1 UFO grebe/diver

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