Today's post was inspired by our friend, Curly (South Shields, UK):
Another 'Slough' (rhymes with boo) image - this from the archives...
The water in the foreground in the Sacramento River - flowing south from right to left. Across the river is the eastern mouth of Steamboat Slough. The drawbridge will be raised dozens of times on the weekend in the summer months as sailboats come and go.
Just inside the slough on the left is a restaurant and bar. Scores of these places line the banks in this area - all know as 'resorts' and each featuring small marinas where you can secure your vessel - so to climb the planks to find food and drink. Many have fuel docks to keep the motors chugging - this one does not.
On the opposite shore is a small sandy beach - just below the bridge. A dollar or two gains access and families haul down coolers and baskets and grills to make a day along the stream. Driving across the bridge - you can hear the children in the water - laughing and yelling and splashing one another.
The fragile nature of this area has kept the developers away for the most part. I love visiting this region - less than two hours drive from San Francisco.
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