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The Bay at Last

Though I dated this entry April 4, computer problems delayed its getting online for several days.

At last, on Thursday, March 31, I reached my long-pursued destination at the southern shore of the San Francisco Bay, at Alviso, an old town that is now incorporated into the city limits of San Jose. I estimate the distance from downtown San Jose, where I began this trail system six weeks or more earlier, to the bay south shore as about 15 miles, but of course I was taking it in three- or four-mile.segments, walking north that distance from my car and then back on each segment.

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At the Bay new trails converge in several directions, with the trail "system" supposedly eventually taking hikers all the way to Oakland on the East side of the Bay and San Francisco on the west side.

Here is the link I promised in the video to another video that explains, indirectly, why I'm renaming my walks "nature walks" instead of hikes. I am no more a Seventh-Day Adventist than any Christian is a Catholic, and a Prestyterian, a Baptist, an Orthodox, or Seventh-Day Adventist, but I think they are onto something that they call nature walks: I hope that tease is enough to whet your curiosity enough to move you to watch the lecture which is slightly less than 20 minutes.

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Today's chuckle

Useful work phrases: I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

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C.S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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