Published: March 9th 2010March 8th 2010
Coyote Hills Regional Park Hike:
The Bayside from the bible[/url]
While I was just browsing through the bible
, I found this unticked. The weather was playing hide & seek & this was a safer option than Tomales Point.
Thanks to Gayathri for all the winter gear for S.
It is really funny we did not know about this place so close from home. That is the main reason I fell in love with the book. The book holds gems in every page. But apparantly, this is a well known park. We parked outside & chose to walk the extra mi into the park. When we got to the park entrance, the entrance fee machine was out of service & the entrance was free.(On other days enter paying $5).
But the weather was cool & cloudy with varying landscape & I had no regrets we walked.
We paid a visit to the visitor center. S had so much fun. She recognized all the animals in there & she was overjoyed to see a Western painted turtle in a fish tank. It was so much fun to see her talk to the turtle(saying hi & all). She had
run around so much that she promptly fell asleep soon after we took the bayview trail. She had her share of spotting birds before that. So!
But once she was awake, she had to be bribed with a stuffed squirrel to sit back in her carrier. And that was after a good 0.5mi - 0.75mi hike(read her leg should have hurt). What to say? Parents were happy! not about the pain, but about her hike. She is outgrowing the backpack & unless something drastic happens(like she starts walking on her own) we are in soup.
The hike from the book reads 2.5 mi. But we had a total of ~5 mi including the walk from/to the car.
It was a short, easy & pleasant hike. Now is the time to go. The hike is all in the open. I would not even want to imagine to do this hike when it is sunny. But the trail runs so close to the bay & it definitely is a good thing.
Looks like we took more photos than the hike itself. It felt so good to see the world from the eyes of my DSLR once again.
P.S: pan photo credit: Ganesh!
---------------- "When spring comes the grass grows by itself. "
-- Tao Te Ching
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