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1/19/15

This is what a really low tide looks like

Math has never been my strength, but I counted 68 people at Point Pinole today who got there via Outside Kids in some way or another. 68! That's a whole lotta people. There were friends of friends and friends of friends of friends. It's an Outside Kids record, not that we're aiming for some kinda record.

We spread out over the beach and walked what seemed for miles into the bay. The sun was shining, people of all ages played. One person said she felt cleansed by the fresh air and time outside. Many people there on the beach hadn't ever been to Point Pinole before. Several small world connections ("wait, how do you two know each other?!") were made. And this is what it looked like:












If you want to go, start in the Point Pinole parking lot. Walk up the hill to the bridge across the train tracks, cross the bridge, turn left onto the Bay Trail. Once you're along the bay, at the first grove of eucalyptus trees, look for paths down to the beach. Walk down on an informal trail. Play. Directions to Point Pinole are here.

We'll go somewhere in February. Not sure where yet. In the meantime, go outside!




1/14/15

Come on out, way out

I wish it were raining. We need rain.

But if it's going to be sunny and relatively warm for January, heck, let's go outside. On Monday, January 19 there is a super dooper low tide. There's also a super dooper high tide, that's how the tide rolls. But we're more interested in the low tide.






Here's the deal:
  • Monday, January 19 at 2:30pm 
  • Point Pinole Regional Park in Richmond
  • We'll meet in the parking lot and walk less than a mile to the beach (same beach as Foint Finole Fridays). Basically, go up to the bridge across the train tracks, cross the bridge, turn left onto the Bay Trail. At the first grove of eucalyptus trees, look for paths down to the beach. If you're after 2:45pm or so, listen for loud children.
  • Directions to Point Pinole are here.
  • The sunset from there is gorgeous.
  • Bring snacks, water, and a change of clothes. There's mud. Very juggle-able mud.




1/1/15

We're going out there

There will be a super dooper low tide on January 19, 2015 and we're going out there. 




Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for beach clean up and to explore a very low tide. It's part of the Kings Tides which is interesting all into itself. This is pretty interesting, too.

Here's the deal:
  • Monday, January 19 at 2:30pm
  • Point Pinole Regional Park
  • We'll meet in the parking lot and walk less than a mile to the beach (same beach as Foint Finole Fridays)
  • Directions are here
More about it in coming weeks. This is going to be fun.