I am fortunate to live near Alameda Creek in Fremont. Maybe 50 or so years ago it used to be a creek with water originating in the Sierra s somewhere flowing down to the bay, running through rich farmland here in Fremont and what is now called Union City.
It used to flood every year, and as the population increased more houses were built and the floods became a “social liability” so the engineers dug it out and built a levee on both sides and made it into a Regional Park, You can walk , or jog, or ride your bike, or have a family outing with kids in carriages for about 10 miles going all the way from Niles canyon to the Coyote Hills on the Bay.
Winter skies but it can be overcast in the summer also, the constant pressure interaction between the mountains and the ocean in the SF bay area creates a wide range of weather all around the bay. But here in Fremont by noon its usually cleared up.
I try to “walk” everyday. I moved my office home in 2007 when I used to do four miles in 50 minutes, which is a good pace, but now at 73, if there are no reasons to stop, it takes about one hour.
I listen to podcasts, usually The Archers, Bloomberg Surveillance and P&L , BBC’s In our Time, TIPs (The investor’s Podcast) The Serial, This American Life , . . .
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, of course Click and Clack —I still enjoy hearing them over and over —and Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn on The Sinica podcast.
Fremont’s claim to height, Mission Peak
Over the years I have met many people on the path, had many conversations, learned many things,
There are plenty of wild life,
and feral carts
For the past two years goats have visited to eat the growth,
and they sometimes get into arguments.
I enjoy the shapes of the buildings
And all sorts of people use this
Young people too find stuff to do , young men impressing young women
Saturday is usually when the ‘bike troops” are out
as well as the loneliness of the long distance runner.
That’s Alameda Creek between Beard Staging and Isherwood.