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1 1 2 Blue Angels 2015 2 3 4 Angel Island in the light on an October Sunday morning. 5 6   Turkeys hiding on the next door neighbor’s roof two days before Thanksgiving  

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Ohlone Greenway – Bay Trail Berkeley Loop

This loop is about 23 miles, a couple of hours at a 12 mile per hour pace, a little more at a more leisurely speed. Pictures are numbered on the route map. 1. The Ohlone Greenway is named  for the Ohlone … Continue reading

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Eclipse Hike – Hillside Natural Area

Also called a Blood Moon this eclipse lasted for about 1 hour and 12 minutes. September’s full moon is also called a Blood Moon, because it presents the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses … Continue reading

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Havey Canyon Full Moon Hike

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Meet at the End of Rifle Range Road Come enjoy the last full moon of spring rising over the East Bay Hills.  This five mile hike descends into the Canyon on the … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Sundar Shadi

Come and see the Shadi Holiday Display. Moeser Lane and Seaview Drive, El Cerrito.    Turn onto Moeser Lane from San Pablo Ave and travel east approximately one mile (through one stop light after you are on Moeser). The display … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Naturaleza

There are other countries in the world that enjoy divinely inspired natural landscapes, but Costa Rica boasts a higher biodiversity than Europe and the United States combined. Its small size also means that travelling from cloud forest to coastline and … Continue reading

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Bay Trail – Berkeley Marina

x The artwork, titled “Berkeley Big People”  by artist Scott Donahue was dedicated in 2008.   Visible from about a mile in either direction, the 30-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture is the largest and most expensive piece of public art ever commissioned in the … Continue reading

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