Briones Reservoir | Bear Creek Trail | Spillway

July 1, 2018
Contra Costa County
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,564 ft.


What a fauna kinda day!! The same day I decided not to bring my camera . . .  and the zoom on the phone just couldn't capture all the wildlife.

We saw an egret, heron, coyote, bunnies, crows, eagle(?), hawk, deer, quail, and a raccoon!


Smoky skies from the County Fire in Yolo County.


 Hmmm . . .

 Second bird box found on the ground - what's going on?

 Look left - smoky skies.

 Look right - beautiful blue skies.




 What came first? The critter hole or the horse bun?


 Fog against the smoky skies.












 The spillway - killer climb.

 Looks like the State of California.


Peek-a-boo! Rocky Raccoon!

Trails:
Bear Creek Trail, Oursan Trail, Spillway

Permit Required







SS Red Oak Victory Tour | SF Bay Ospreys

June 24, 2018
Richmond, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 30 ft.





The osprey nest sits atop the Whirley crane next to the Red Oak Victory ship, home of Richmond, Rosie, Roemer, Victory, & Brisa.






Kaiser's General Warehouse building.


 Notice the seagull in the U's position.

Winery and tasting room with a big screen featuring our osprey family!












 Another osprey nest.

 Old firetruck.


 Boarding the ship. 

 Entrance to the engine room.








 The stairs aren't as intimidating as they appeared.

  Stern gun.

 Looking up.

 Mess hall.










Titles read: The Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea and International Medical Guide for Ships. The docent told us cargo ships did not have medical doctors on board - if someone needed more than basic care, they looked it up in the book. I bet that was comforting . . .




 Captain's personal refrigerator.


 Our docent Eric - wonderful guide!

 Restored and fully operational radio - call letters are KYVM.


 The map room.


 Good ole pencil sharpener.







 Damaged propellor where normally a gun would be.




 Richmond with a fish.

 Trails:
Bay Trail

Red Oak Victory

San Francisco Bay's Osprey Cam