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High Tide at High Noon

. . . or thereabouts.

I often stop by the waterfront and pier in Pacifica on my way to San Bruno Mountain. It adds a little time to the overall trip, but it also adds a little enjoyment to the journey. On this occasion I happened to catch the ocean at or near high tide, causing waves to splash over the seawall onto the street.

I managed to catch a wave in mid spray as it swept over the boulders and over the railing, getting a little misted myself. All in all, it was a refreshing half hour or so spent watching waves and enjoying the sunny weather.

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A Canyon Drive

Del Puerto Canyon, to be exact!

I occasionally drive up and over Mount Hamilton from San Jose to Patterson- just to see the scenery. The highway, California Route 130, makes its way down into the San Antonio Valley, then turns east down through Del Puerto Canyon.

Every time I make the trip I am amazed at how near this mountainous terrain is to the San Francisco bay area. Our local weather prognosticators talk often about the "micro climates" of the bay area, but the truth behind the buzzwords is obscured until the sights are seen in person.

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