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2 May, 2010:

Abbott’s Lagoon

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Sunday, 10 January 2010:
A week late for our traditional New Years Day hike, Sarah, Elica & I hiked Hill 88 on this blustery, chilly (by west coast standards), foggy winter’s day.

Fort Cronkhite

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April 24, 2010:

For the first time in way too long,  Sarah & I went for a short birding walk, my first since breaking my foot mid-March.   Since my foot is still tender and rather weak from being off of it for 5 weeks, we decided to check out the Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park.

Dragonfly

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Rising above Malá Strana is verdant Petrin Hill, capped by a Eiffel-esque tower.  Since it looked to be a nice area to explore, and the tower was recommended for its views in our guidebook, we headed south from Malá Strana to the station for the funny funicular that takes one to the top.  Alternately you can walk up, but we were not lacking for walking opportunities and wanted to take the funicular.

Petrin Tower & Hill

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Behind a fairly nondescript gate near the Mala Strana metro station is the entrance to Wallenstein Palace gardens

Fountain

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The Vltava River (AKA the Moldau if you’re in Germany) flows through the middle of Prague, bisecting the historic district.  On the east side are Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, and New Town, and on the west are Lesser Town and Prague Castle.

Vltava River

The Vltava River, from Vyšehrad

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Next to the imposing Basilica of St. Peter and Paul in Vyšehrad lies the compact, pretty Vyšehrad hřbitov (Vyšehrad Cemetery).  Open from roughly 9-5,  it´s a must-visit for anyone in the area due to both its lovely tombstones, and the fact that a number of notable Czechs are buried there.

Vyšehrad Cemetery (Vyšehradský hřbitov) by you.

Vyšehrad cemetery

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