Friday, September 06, 2019

Checking out Point Molate

Point Molate is one of those places where locals never visit. In fact, most locals don't even know of its existence.

Point Molate is just north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in Richmond. It has been home to a Chinese shrimp plant, oil refineries, wineries, and the last whaling station in America. Now, it's sort of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Local Native Americans want to build a casino there.

We took a windy road down to Point San Pablo Harbor, on the north side of Point Molate, where residents live in a yurt, houseboats, and sailboats. We were greeted by chickens and goats.

This sculpture was first displayed at Burning Man.

Abandoned railway tracks are everywhere.

The residents have weird cars.

The kid loves construction equipment.

On this trip, I did not realize that I could have driven to the western tip of the point. There, you can see the East Brother Island lighthouse and a bed and breakfast there.

Maybe next time.

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