and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline and later Mount Diablo

12 August 2017 - another short hot, but less strenuous wander near(ish) Lafayette. 

We followed the track for a there-and-back walk of just under 5 miles. The track runs alongside the Carquinez Strait, but between 100 and 200 feet above sea level. This is near Martinez. We were rewarded with views of a ship being guided in by tugs, and trains on the railway line some way below us.

Grabbing the shade while we can!

Serious discussion

The strait

Quite late on, we realised it was peak time for the Perseids and Mount Diablo Astronomical Society had an event on Diablo, so we dashed east to see a fabulous sunset, but not many meteors.

A 'Brocken Spectre' effect - the shadow of the mountain cast on the incoming fog.

Quite a day!


Ida Jones said...

What a wonderful record of you great day out.

aliqot said...

Thank you, Ida. The evening was a bit of a mad rush, but well worth it!