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What Happens Next?

foggy golden gate bridge

A friend reccomended this article, https://popularresistance.org/coronavirus-scientific-realities-vs-economic-fallacies/. Ignoring the Communist bias of the site, the article is overall a great review and summary of where we're at today. It keeps making me think about what happens next. I'm not going to predict anything. Time is relative and we're creating history every minute that passes. In December 2019, I was in Malaysia and Singapore. The thought never crossed my mind that I might not be able to travel anywhere…

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Reflections on Shelter in Place

The view of the Richmond Bridge was exceptionally clear today. The picture is shot from a park up the hill. The link below has a map of the line of sight of this shot. https://photos.lewman.com/clean-air-in-sf-bay.html The clarity and setup helped congeal a few thoughts. The lack of airplanes overhead. The lack of traffic. The silence of the cable cars. How clear is the sky without airplane contrails. How empty the streets without all the cars.

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An Empty Bay

Due to the high winds blowing across California, San Francisco Bay has been nearly empty today. The LEGACY was the only sailboat braving the bay today. For comparison, here's roughly the same shot of the bay on a normal day: The full State of CA emergency proclamation is 2019-17-Fire-weather-conditions-State-of-Emergency-Signed-10.27.19.

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Good Morning, Karl

Freehand shot of the fog, aka Karl, flowing over Alcatraz Island this morning. Here's an animated gif of the flowing fog. I'll use a tripod next time. 

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Hiking Tilden Regional Park

The walkIn the endless quest to explore the local parks, we headed over to Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. We picked an easy trail and head into the mist. The Quarry Trail to Lower Big Springs Trail seemed like a nice loop before dinner. I think it was only 170m climb from parking lot to trail peak. The park is popular with people walking their dogs. Or in two instances, owners picking burrs out of…

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