Going a different route with a Redwood Shores walk

Slough_May 19 - 1

Let’s do something different was the thought the Adventurers had this morning, so they bundled up (given the gusty winds) and headed over to Redwood Shores with The Mag along for the ride.

Purple flowers_May 19 - 1There is water everywhere in this planned community that had a bumpy ride to development. Cites Wikipedia: “Redwood Shores was built up from reclaimed land in the marshes of San Francisco Bay in the 1960s, much like its neighbor, Foster City, but the development almost never came to be. The owner of the land, the Leslie Salt Company, filled in soft ground known as “bay mud” formerly used for salt-evaporation ponds, but a significant controversy developed over fears of its susceptibility to serious earthquake damage because the area is between and close to the San Andreas and Hayward faults. The ensuing battle between various government agencies and business interests eventually put Leslie Salt out of business. As a result, Bank of America became the owner of the development in 1972.

“It was the home of the Marine World/Africa U.S.A., California park from the 1960s to 1986, when the park moved to Vallejo, California (eventually becoming Six Flags Discovery Kingdom). The former location of Marine World has evolved into posh homes and townhomes, condominiums, apartments, parks, preserved land, and Silicon Valley business parks and headquarters, including the headquarters of Oracle Corporation.”

That bit of information solved the Adventurers curiosity about the timeline of Redwood Shores, of particular interest to L as she worked at Marine World the summer of 1968.

The tide was out during today’s walk, which made for some interesting landscapes. And there were flowers everywhere…

Walk/easy/5.5 miles

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