Lake Merritt, Oakland

Now while we were visitin' we had some call to go into Oakland, and found ourselves at Lake Merritt. I snoozed, Jane read, pelicans fished, and the geese walked around. Mighty good place for urban bird watching.

Here's what the city of Oakland website says about it: Lake Merritt is a focal point, it stands as the jewel of Oakland, even crowned with lights. A unique fresh and salt-water lake, the largest such lake located within an urban area consisting of 3.4 miles around the circumference of the lake, covering 155 acres of land. The depth of Lake Merritt varies upon how much water is allowed to filter in from the Estuary and upon rain water intake.

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~ by ravenjake on August 20, 2010.

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