Photo of the Day: East Bay Shoreline

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U-Cut Lavender at Brys Secret Garden on the Old Mission PeninsulaDonate to Help Support Old Mission Gazette

Today’s Photo of the Day is courtesy of these beautiful rocks and ferns along the East Bay shoreline. The water is really high this year. It seems to go in seven-year cycles. I’m not sure if that’s just me noticing the cycle, or if there’s a scientific basis for it. But I recall my dad saying that, too, and he lived on the OMP his entire life.

Growing up in Old Mission, for much of my childhood in the 1960s, there were a lot of reeds along the shoreline, going out probably 20 feet or so from the shore. We kids used to take our little rowboat out in the reeds, and it was like being in the jungle – or so we thought, based on what we’d seen on “Daktari.” Remember Clarence, the cross-eyed lion?

Anyway, the carp used to love swimming in those reeds. We had these big long spears, and my brothers would go out and spear carp. There may have been a mishap or two involving those spears. Good lord, the things we did as kids – and survived.

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