Saturday, October 22

We'll return to the Meeker Slough. Kendall recommends it because "There are wonderful views of marshland and hills in the background, or in another direction you can find some industrial, or you can zero in on a small marsh creek with herons, geese, and ducks. You might want to do a bit of exploring first before deciding where you want to paint. There are amazing views of the shoreline a bit further along, the trail." These are her directions:

From Berkeley, take hwy 80, then hwy 580 toward the Richmond Bridge.
Take the South 23rd St/Marina Bay Pkwy exit off hwy 580.
Turn left (over hwy) on Marina Bay (1st traffic light).
Continue on Marina Bay across Regatta (4th traffic light).
Turn left on Bayside Drive off Marina Bay (about 0.4 miles from Marina Bay/Regatta intersection).
From the parking area, it’s approximately 1 block to the Meeker Slough.
Continue to end of Bayside Drive.  There is a small area to park (10 spaces or so + sign for public access). 
If the parking lot is full, you can park on nearby Shimada Park and walk approximately two block to the same slough.

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