November 21, 2010

out at China Camp


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photo by Donald Kinney

Despite the state park system taking the area over in the '70's, China Camp remains an otherwise forgotten strip of tidal lands, islands, and spunky hills on the west shore of San Pablo Bay, or what I call the upper thumb of San Francisco Bay.



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photo by Donald Kinney

When I talk about China Camp I probably give the impression that it is one little village -- albeit an historic Chinese shrimping village -- but China Camp is much more with a shoreline that stretches about six miles with all sorts of nooks and crannys.   The area is very popular with mountain bikers.



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photo by Donald Kinney

These fuzzy plants -- cat-tails is what I call them -- must have had their origins in outer space.   Anyway, that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.



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photo by Donald Kinney

And finally we arrive at China Camp Village.   Population 1.

More tomorrow.




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2 comments:

Marcie said...

Love the shapes and forms..the almost abstract nature of the banner image today. Well seen!

janehun said...

Beautiful as always, and inspired. Love the spread of the oak tree with the cattails in front.

 
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