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Amtrak Over the River

Having watched a guy walking across a narrow railroad bridge over the Alameda Creek in Fremont as you can read about here, a train was now coming across the bridge.  The train was a Capital Corridor service heading to San … Continue reading

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Are These for Gauging the Flood?

This post is a question for whoever might be able to help me out.  I was walking along Alameda Creek and I saw various sets of these devices along the levee banks at different locations.  I was curious as to … Continue reading

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Dangerous Ways to Cross a River

The trail along the Alameda Creek takes you under a couple of bridges.  One is a road bridge and the other is a rail bridge.  I walked under the rail bridge and, as I came out of the other side, … Continue reading

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Eagle Falls

The great thing about snow covered mountains (well, one them) is that all of that snow has to go somewhere when the temperature warms up.  The melt waters result in powerful river flows and, since we are talking about mountainous … Continue reading

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Squaw Creek in Full Flow

Squaw Valley has a river running through it.  This river goes by the name of Squaw Creek – you wouldn’t have guessed would you?  It is a short walk from the center of the resort to get to a series … Continue reading

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Disused Water Mill

As we left the house at Chatsworth, we walked along the river that led back to where we had started our walk from. It is a pretty large river and has a strong flow including a cool weir. Shortly before … Continue reading

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South Bank Caverns

The South Bank of the Thames is a strange mix of places. County Hall and the Royal Festival Hall are alongside boat piers and railway tracks. The area has progressively developed and become more popular although there was a time … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge

London is full of iconic landmarks but possibly the most famous one is Tower Bridge – even if not everyone knows what it is really called. When taking a walk along the South Bank, it would be rude not to … Continue reading

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Millennium Bridge

I don’t think I need to let you know when the Millennium Bridge was built. It had a tricky history with the initial configuration experiencing some oscillations as the number of people walking on it increased which resulted in it … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles

Our days in Chicago put me within reach of some great opportunities to photograph bald eagles. The rivers in Illinois often freeze during the winter and any locations where the water stays open are popular with birds that need access … Continue reading

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