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In the fading light of a calm evening, a jetty seems to point across the San Pablo Bay towards the remnant of a beautiful fiery sunset that had occurred over Tamalpais (locally known as Mount Tam). This was shot was taken at the confluence of the Carquinez and Mare Island straits from very a small park found in the subdivision of Seaview in Vallejo, California.
The park's size is about the same as the footprint of a house. The surface is astroturfed and has a white picket fence along the side that overlooks the bay. I had gone around the fence to get to the very edge of the high cliff. Looking down, you can see the roofs of homes on stilts over the water along the shoreline. One should exercise real caution in the dark when near that precipice and stay back from the very edge! If you click on the map on the right to zoom in, you can get an idea of the cliff's height.
On the left (where the plume is rising) is ConocoPhillips. Blazing with lights, a terminal stretches out from the oil refinery into the bay. Ships dock there to offload crude oil. The smaller dock on the right protrudes from a structure at the tip of the old Mare Island Naval Shipyards. (IMG_6496-2 LR4pm)
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