While in the city I decided to head to the peninsula and my old stomping grounds. Growing up with the ocean all around us was a hoot. I can vividly remember feeling sorry for the kids who could not walk to the beach because they lived an astronomicaly three miles inland. This ride was 16 miles along the waterfront.
Further back around the bend is the beach section. The building at the top is a early 1900's
era fort that was designed by Robert E Lee to protect the harbor during the Spanish American Conflict.
Years ago, East Beach was always crowed with young families and teens hanging out. It went through a decade or more pretty much deserted. The crowds are back and it has taken on a boardwalk atmosphere.