Just before sunset I set out for a walk across the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
I hoped that the seasonal bridge would be in, and it was.
The Laguna's waters are quiet all summer long.
100 years ago, the waters much more extensive and included lakes.
The earliest settlers went on boating excursions. Much of the wetlands were "reclaimed" for agricultural uses. Today, the remnants of the Laguna afford habitat for the wildlife that survived human interference.
My friend Richard Nichols was a leader in preserving and restoring what was left when he began taking an interest in the Laguna 20 years or so ago.