Thursday, March 1, 2012

Coyote Pt. - Feb. 18, '12

Walking Distance: 1.1 miles
Walking Time: 28 min. (4:20 - 4:48 p.m.)
Start and End Point: Public parking lot, Coyote Point, CA

This afternoon I left the main Bay Trail (red line on Bay Trail map) to walk out to Coyote Point (green area on map) -- where I found myself being blown up hill as I made my way along the narrow winding path out to the end of the point, through a grove of swaying and creaking eucalypus trees, toward the marina.

I also had to brace myself to get a few, non-blurry pictures of the bay and skyline to the north. There is a reason why this area (from the San Francisco Airport to the San Mateo bridge) is well-appreciated by wind surfers and kite surfers.

Despite the 40+ mile-per-hour gusts, I did enjoy views of planes landing (to the north) at San Francisco International airport.

I passed the World War II Merchant Marine Cadet Corps memorial eagle statue; and I rounded the point, past the Coyote Point Museum (recently re-named the CuriOdyssey). I turned around once I reached the picnic table and restroom building that was part of Coyote Point Park.

Wildlife Sightings:
7 little brown jobs (LBJs); 2 tree squirrels; and 10 sea gulls