Mission Bay - Looking Back With 2020 Vision, Part I - CycleBlaze

December 24, 2019

Mission Bay

Just a short post today, because it’s the holiday season after all so I’m  awarding myself a bit of a break.  And anyway, you’ve seen this country recently.  Nothing new to see here, folks; other than a funnel cloud, the National Cemetery decked out with poinsettias, a Ross’s Goose, and the rare Shaw’s Agave in bloom.  

Just the usual sort of stuff.  Happy holidays!

Christmas Eve, Little Italy: a fine time for a bike ride.
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A happy hydra.
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Paperbark eucalyptus?
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Sea Cove, Cabrillo National Monument
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Sea Cove, Cabrillo National Monument
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Shaw’s agave, Cabrillo National Monument. Rare in this country, Cabrillo is at about the northern edge of its range and one of the few spots in the country you can still see one growing wild.
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Some interesting rock, Cabrillo National Monument
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San Diego, from the old lighthouse
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Looks like rain over the Coronado Islands. Hope it stays there.
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Angela NaefAmazing photo!
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Scott AndersonAs long as we can stay dry and warm enough, I really like biking at this time of year. The sky can be so interesting.
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This funnel cloud hovered in the distance for about twenty minutes. It was enough to make us anxious when the winds started picking up around us later on.
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Jen GrumbyWow!

Pretty interesting band of relative calm between moody layers of sea and sky.

That little funnel cloud reach down and and ignite some fury!
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Twenty hues of blue.
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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
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Christmas poinsettias, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
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Blue-crowned parakeets, Sunset Cliffs.
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Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, with a length of nearly 2,000’, is the longest concrete pier on the west coast.
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Ocean Beach Municipal Pier
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Lunch stop, Mission Bay. So what about these palm trees - 80 feet tall? 100?
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Mission Bay
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San Diego, from the north shore of Mission Bay.
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Mud flats, Mission Bay
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This osprey looks so much more tousled than the ones we have back home.
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Ross’s Goose, Mission Bay
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Great blue heron, Mission Bay
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Jen GrumbyGreat shot!

This is the first heron photo I've seen that includes a good look at the foot. And what an interesting foot it is!

Also, the Kermit the Frog Green moss looks pretty nice with the heron's outfit.
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Scott AndersonTo Jen GrumbyThe foot was a lucky capture. I took the photo because of the green background, and didn’t notice the foot until later. Also, I like the way his pose mirrors that of the Ross’s Goose just above.
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Jen GrumbyI hadn't noticed that. They must have coordinated this show ahead of time!
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In Little Italy
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There’s a giant nutcracker in Little Italy? Sweet!
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A red scale, Little Italy.
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Ride stats today: 42 miles, 1,600’; for the tour: 221 miles, 7,100’

Today's ride: 42 miles (68 km)
Total: 231 miles (372 km)

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