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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


Oso Bay....




A view of the bay & part of the many trails in the area


Off one trail, I climbed down on the shoreline 'cause I heard Sandhill Cranes.  As I turned the bend, I couldn't believe the cranes were in the back yards of a subdivision!!  By the dozens!!  I know, it's frowned upon to go out on the mudflats, I was doing wrong and felt guilty, but I didn't harm the environment nor the birds...I kept my distance by a mile.  And after I got a couple of photos, I returned to the marked trails.  My bad.


The coastline view off the observation deck [photo of the deck, below] & white pelicans silently soaring above me as I walked another trail...


What is nice about this area, any traffic is  prohibited that has wheels!  The trails are all pedestrian only!!  And one of many observation decks.  This one is on a hilltop overlooking the bay.

24 comments :

  1. it is so beautiful there, we have a friend at the YMCA that brings his dog in his truck. his name is Oso... the name of the park grabbed me. now i am wondering why his name is oso. once i walked out on mudflats at a preserve and a ranger showed up and explained we could not go off the path because there were turtles and birds nest in the mud.... i did not know that and they had not put up signs because it had just opened to thepublic, it is beautiful but not this beautiful

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    1. That would be a good name for a dog! In Spanish (which this area was once part of Old Mexico) it means BEAR

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  2. You are so very fortunate to have places like this to venture through and see so many wonderful natural things. The bay name is an unusual one. I wonder about it.

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    1. ..again as I replied to Sandra's comment - Oso, in Spanish, means bear

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  3. God has given you the perfect area to live in! It’s wonderful!

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    1. ...it'll be more perfect when it warms up some. lol

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  4. What amazing places you take us, and especially your captures, as it often feels like our own adventure just flipping through them!

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    1. Aww, that's very nice of you to say that Karen.

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  5. Lovely sights. I would likely do the same you did, in order to get a couple of shots of the Sandhill Cranes.

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    1. I did no harm...left only footprints.

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  6. Worth the extra footprints for the photos.

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    1. Oh thanks...your comment made me feel less guilty. :-)

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  7. Nice trails. That would be nice to have a pedestrian only trail. There are some really nice trails around the beach but it's anything goes. A lot of bikers

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    1. I love the whole idea of pedestrian only. Nothing's torn up...don't need to dodge bikers...a very peaceful area to walk!

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  8. Wow, so amazing! I hope they are not so starved that they have been forced to go into yards...

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    1. I don't think so...this area is a common area for them each year.

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  9. Wonderful sandhill cranes. I wrote some articles a few years ago on their cousins, the whooping cranes.

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    1. I would like to see 'our' whooping cranes that are here for the winter!

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  10. Yes, wonderful, Anni. And of course one of my favourite things here is "Got a good reason For taking the easy way out"!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. we won't tell anyone you were bad, lol. at least you got some lovely images.

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    1. Felicia? I can't find your blog!! Help me!

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