The Sea Scouts hosted an open house at Ballena Bay last Saturday. Interested parties were welcomed by (left to right) Bob Karn, Mike Muetz and Russ McKinley. The trio wants to invite potential Sea Scouts to enjoy a day cruise aboard the Sea Scout Ship Makai from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 27.
They will sail to Angel Island, enjoy a barbecue lunch and more sailing after lunch. To learn more, call Darryl Sweet at (408) 507-1558.
On June 18, during a windy and scorching Saturday afternoon, I attended a brief walking tour along Crab Cove that explored the California least terns. Led by East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) naturalist, Morgan Dill, visitors watched the terns dash across the pristine coastline using binoculars provided by the visitors center and learned why Alameda is a desirable habitat for the terns.