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Taking in the Waters

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Marin County | California

In the last few weeks Rica and I have taken a new look at a couple of Bay Area shorelines we haven’t explored in years. Unlike other parts of the United States, the weather has been mild and conducive to hanging out by the water.

The Berkeley Pier originally extended 3.5 miles into the San Francisco Bay, and was constructed in 1926-27 to serve the auto ferry service between Berkeley and San Francisco. The ferries were abandoned in 1939, shortly after the Golden Gate Bridge was opened. Today, the first 3000 ft are open to the public for fishing and recreational purposes. The rest is abandoned to the tides.

Berkeley Fishing Pier

You can vaguely make out the downtown San Francisco skyline on the left horizon, and the Marin Headlands on the right.

Berkeley Fishing Pier

Rica is staring down a seagull on the part of the Berkeley Pier open to the public.

Fort Baker is located in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. What Rica and I have visited lately was built as a US army post between 1901 and 1910. The post played an important role in defense of the San Francisco Bay for more than 100 years before it was transferred to the National Park Service in 2002.

Fort Baker

Dungeness Crab Lesson

Rica  is getting a lesson in Dungeness crab identification from a Park Ranger at Fort Baker.


Written by Ron Greene

January 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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  1. Lovely!

    Sent from my iPad

    Judith Pruess-Mellow

    January 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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