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Byways Around San Francisco Bay

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,416 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.8
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 5,964
Added to site: 2007.04.01 16445
Genres: Travel, Audiobook


The meadow larks are sending out their cheery "Spring o' the year" from fence rail and covert, a song most sweet and inspiring. A flock of blackbirds goes sailing past, and high overhead a killdee's plaintive cry echoes over the valley. From here we get a beautiful view of the bay and the Golden Gate, and in the far distance the dome of Mount Tamalpais rises above the clouds.

The ferryboats from Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Sausalito are plying their ceaseless traffic from mole to mole. White-sailed ships from foreign countries, outward bound with the tide, conveyed by little bustling tugs, look like monster white-winged gulls; and somber-hued gunboats, their portholes bristling with deadly engines of war, strain at their cables. It is an inspiring sight, and, turning away with reluctance, we circle the hill to Cragmont Heights, stopping to rest on the rocky summit that overlooks the valley.

[Illustration: CAÑON AND HILLSIDE]

To our right in North Brae rises a ma



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