Biking the Bay Trail from the San Mateo side of the San Francisco Bay is wonderful for I get to see San Francisco when I ride. I have now seen it in many seasons and all kinds of weather from the seat of my bike. I’ve also seen the city’s profile change with the new Salesforce Tower. I hope you enjoy the view.
They don’t call it “the city by the bay” for nothing. This is the view from Coyote Point, the city looks quite close from here. (This is before the Salesforce Tower was done.)
This is in Foster City near 3rd Avenue on the bridge. The land mass to the left is part of the Bay Trail in San Mateo.
Windsurfers Beach is this patch of beach used by the windsurfers when the wind is up. I like to watch these guys out on the bay and when they “get air.”
San Francisco is not always visible on rainy days sometimes it disappears completely. The tide is out making it look like SF is sitting in a giant mud flat. I ride in all weather.
SF in the background on a very windy hot day. You can almost see SF shimmering on the horizon.
At high tide, SF seems to be floating on the waves under the fog bank.
A close up of SF from Coyote Point which is a good place to view the city by the bay.
On a cloudy day at the beginning of my ride, the tide is out. See the bicycle in the foreground on the right? It’s been there forever and is a full bicycle someone left behind. Unfortunately, this area has its share of litter and dumping that can be seen when the tide is out.
SF is almost more interesting when the weather changes which can happen fast around the bay. The water has many looks and personalities.
Amongst spring flowers, SF looks like it’s next to the Coyote Point boat harbor from this view but it’s behind it across the bay.
They have put rocks like this around most of the bay. SF is in the background on a crisp day.
San Francisco can be seen from the San Mateo side of the Bay Trail all the way to the San Mateo Bridge. It’s wonderful to see it all kinds of weather and seasons I’m a lucky person to be able to bike here daily.
These pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix digital camera and a Samsung Galaxy s7 cell phone camera. The moving pictures were taken with the Animated GIF Mode on my s7.
I recommend the Samsung Galaxy s7’s camera, with all of the modes included it’s one of the best cameras I’ve ever used which is saying a lot for a cell phone camera. I now use the S7’s camera for all my photography.
I hope you liked my photographs! Riding a bike is the best way to see and photograph the world in my opinion. Happy riding!
Everything is better on a bicycle seat!