Moving on to option four for access on and off the island of Alameda, I planned a ferry ride for the 10am moment. I have a friend visiting,...

Moving on to option four for access on and off the island of Alameda, I planned a ferry ride for the 10am moment. I have a friend visiting, so I figured this would be a fun outing to take the ferry into the City and then wander around a bit and take the ferry back. (Of course, this being my run-nine-miles-for-fun friend, Galen, that meant we climbed the approximately 400 steps up to Coit Tower and back down, on our way from Pier 39 to the Ferry Building.)

Even though it ended up being a fairly foggy/overcast day, the ferry ride was fun and great views all the way across. I love in this picture that the water is shining from the little bit of sunlight and how you can see the strength of the wind from the whipping of the flag.

10am on May 30

And, I had to post this one outtake from the ferry ride. As we were approaching the dock, a flock of seagulls decided to tag along and I love this shot of how close one bird got, with the little bit of skyline below.



Keeping in the theme of transportation on and off the island of Alameda, this morning I decided to check out the Fruitvale Bridge . I disco...

Keeping in the theme of transportation on and off the island of Alameda, this morning I decided to check out the Fruitvale Bridge. I discovered while reading about it this morning, that it used to be the route for a train to come to the island. That is now officially defunct, but some of the tracks are still there. Instead of the bridge picture I was planning, I was very intrigued with the remnants of the train tracks with weeds and stones starting to blend in.

9am on May 12



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